The last few days
I've been on a bowl binge.
When I'm in between major art projects and need something mindless but fun to do in the studio, I make these fabric bowls. My Twisted Nut Stitcher friend Linda J. taught our group how to make them last year, and it's become sort of an addiction. You just wind strips of fabric around cording, then coil the cording into basket shapes and zig-zag the coils together on the sewing machine as you coil.
the process, starting with two pieces of blue-and-white batiks (left) from the stash, which are torn into long strips (center front), and then wrapped around clothesline and coiled into the basket under the sewing machine needle.
I've made all of these in the past week, and am on my way now to make some more. Guess what my family and friends are getting for Christmas this year?