The fabrics I chose for this project are shown below. The class was a couple of weeks before Christmas, and I foolishly thought I would finish the bowl before the holiday season was over. Silly me! I never get anything creative done on a tight schedule.
The construction technique uses cotton clothes line as a foundation. You cut the fabric into strips and wrap them around the clothes line. A little glue and a few pins help along the way. And it all comes together into the form by zigzagging the cords together on the sewing machine. I finished off the top with a bias edge.
And here is the final product. It looks pretty good from a distance, LOL. To give you a sense of scale, it is 9 inches in diameter and a little over 4 inches tall.
If you want to try this project, you have to be persistent in trying to find the cotton clothes line. I believe that it is a material that may soon be extinct. Don’t even try looking at the big-box hardware stores. They only stock the synthetics. You might find it at an old-fashioned hardware store. I luckily discovered it stocked at an out-of-the way Wal-Mart.