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« on: March 10, 2010 05:25:52 PM »

I really love making these bowls! The first ones I made all found new homes so here's the second batch!


The bowls are made by wrapping strips of cotton fabric around rope, which is the coiled and sewn into shape. The bowls are very flexible and sturdy. I use different colors of thread on each side of the bowl which effects the tone of the rainbowthe bowls can be reversed as you prefer! There is some slight fraying as your bowl is handled but this does not in any way compromise the structural integrity of the bowl (one of my favorite phrases from Katrina!)


And I made coasters!


Maybe it's not that high on the technical skill chart (I should make one of those) but I like making them and they went immediately at market. I enjoy them as an easy break from my more intense making projects.

You can see more photos and more bowls on my website!
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« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2010 05:37:16 PM »

Those are like bowls of cheeriness!  They look machine-sewn, is it so?
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« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2010 05:44:56 PM »

I love making these also. They are so much fun!!
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« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2010 05:54:29 PM »

look nice . how did you made this its machine or manual?
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« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2010 06:01:50 PM »

Great job! I was thinking of selling some at festivals also. How much were you asking?
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« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2010 06:51:26 PM »

I love the vibrant colors!
Nice work Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2010 07:59:23 PM »

They are machine sewn. As far as pricing, I don't want to talk about it on Craftster since it's against the open-crafting policy, but I talk about it on my website. All the bowls are priced on that page. I'm hoping to sell a lot more at April's market, and might get them in a store in New Orleans.

http://madebyjulianne.wordpress.com/2010/03/10/coiled-fabric-bowls-part-2/
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« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2010 06:37:45 AM »

ah they are simply amazing...
i would love to know how to make those!

they are great!
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« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2010 05:53:29 AM »

I so love these coiled fabric bowls and coasters.  Everytime I see someone post some Im like "I should make some."  I still havent made some, I really need to though they would look so pretty in our living room.
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« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2010 12:14:02 AM »

i love these! there is so much they could be used for. what fun! if i could sew i would make these my first project!  Cheesy
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