Monday, August 31, 2009
Another Fabric Bowl
I recently ordered a fabric strip set from Connecting Threads, the Rivera Collection (and a couple more!) with the intention of using the precut strips for my next fabric bowl. There were 20 strips, but I culled out two that were very white, they'll make it into a scrap quilt someday. I'm not a big fan of brown, but it worked nicely as the base of this bowl.
Again, I'm working with Rosanne Campisi's technique of fabric covered clothesline. She has a wonderful 2 disk DVD called Mrs. King's Gallery Baskets that she has produced with her business partner Jamie Wallen who was my guest teacher in my studio this summer.
I am so hooked on these bowls! There are several techniques out there that involve fabric and clotheslines, but this technique is unique in the way it gives you a more finished 'gallery' type basket. Rosanne has given me permission to teach her technique to my students with the purchase of the DVD - so I do have a class scheduled in September, and will probably have several others in the future. So far I've only made a couple of round bowls with handles and this oval bowl. I want to make the basket with a lid, but there wasn't enough fabric in this collection to do that....so it's still on the 'to do list'.
I'm looking at fabric in a whole new way now...seeing possibilities of color combinations and wondering just how scrappie I can get a way with! Stay tuned....I'm sure there will be more!!
In the meantime...back to the longarm, next up - feathers!!