I had several requests for a class to teach how to sew rope bowls. I am not offering a class (yet) but have the next best thing….
Sewing Rope Bowl Tutorial
What’s even better is, I will teach you how to use pieces of rope to do it. I love being able to save these little pieces from the landfill, and give them purpose once again. My friend Liesl of Pioneering the Simple Life (among other things) sparked this newfound passion when I asked for rope, and she offered pieces that washed up on a local beach. I thought “Why not?!”, and gave it a whirl. And you know, the bowls I made with them are my very favorites.
This is one of them, pictured above
The one I am showing you today was made from an old hammock! I had my girls unknot it (in exchange for extra media time). Some pieces are long and some are short, but they all are sturdy and work perfectly for this.
After it was made, I set it in a shallow amount of navy blue dye. It bled up the sides and created this subtle ombre effect. I really want to play with this a whole bunch more.
If I have piqued your interest, head over to Instructables, and check it out!