Saturday, 23 October 2010

Woven Bowl

This little bowl is inspired by this post here.  Celia at Cheshire Cheese showed a picture of how she was inspired in turn by Lois Walpole and used a corrugated card cut into petal shapes to weave strips of fabric into a bowl.  Well that reminded me that I had 3 of these:
I vaguely remember cutting them using a papercraft template and thought they would be useful for something but they got put to one side and forgotten about until now!  I already had a ball of 3 knitting wools wound together so I wound the wool in and out of the petals pulling the wool enough to form the bowl shape.  When I finished I just buried the wool ends in amongst the threads.  I turned the ends of the petal back and painted them then added some turquoise gold Moonglow embossing powder and heated it to give the lovely gold glints.  Of course if I'd been sensible I would have done the painting and embossing first as the heat gun was trying to melt the glitzy bits of wool but I didn't know if the idea would work and was just trying it out.  It was so successful I didn't want to unwind it all to do the painting then rewind!

So, thanks Celia for the inspiration!

1 comment:

Celia said...

Love it! Must try the fluffy wool approach!