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« on: September 30, 2009 11:28:42 AM »

I totally love Jenicat's coiled fabric bowls https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=292234.0
I love the way they remind me of coiled pottery, so I decided to have ago at my own version and see what shapes I could produce.
My colours are not nearly as nice as Jenicat's originals, as I was using the offcuts from the curtains I had just finished for a client (I make soft furnishings for a living). I always have loads of long thin strips left over at the end of a job and there is a huge roll of piping cord in my work room, prob why this appealed so much.
My first effort was this sensible little oval shaped number. Which holds my tape measure pins and little scissors when I'm working.

Used some dark red contrasting thread to zig-zag it together and I quite like the effect.

With this one I was trying to see how easy it was to change the shape of the base of the pot (It's not!)
Turning the inside corners is a nightmare and you end up with an ugly hole in the middle, swiftly hidden with a covered button in the same fabric. This one was made with bias cut strips which weirdly left more rough thready bits than the straight cut ones

I then had a go at a more kinda vase-like shape ended up with this.

didn't like it so it got remodeled into this, which is much more what I had in mind.

It may be a bit wobbly but can be quite pleasingly squished into shapes like this

and I had enough covered cord left over to make a little bowl too.

I'm thinking of making another with some kinda design embroidered onto it to mimic a real piece of pottery.
Thanks Jenicat!

« Last Edit: September 30, 2009 11:32:06 AM by seamlessgem » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2009 12:52:00 PM »

you say this is the first you have made these? amazing. I like them a lot. I like the first one best.

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« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2009 04:02:48 PM »

those are amazing! i love the fact that the one technique can achieve all those different shapes! i am in love with your vase! im thinking i might have to try this with all my fabric scraps.

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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2009 08:23:26 PM »

Those are really great.

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« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2009 06:12:07 AM »

These are amazing. I'll have to check out the post you referenced!

« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2009 03:39:23 AM »

Cool! I love the vase.

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« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2009 10:02:50 AM »

Wow!  These are crazy and wonderful!
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