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by Erika Gardner

Upcycled Bowlskets

I make bowl/baskets out of fabric scraps, old stained/holey/outgrown clothes, ribbons, and embroidery floss.

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Judith
Judith

LOVE these!!What were you using as a base to weave the scraps around?

Erika Gardner
Erika Gardner
Reply to  Judith

I don’t wrap the fabric around anything the fabric is rolled up and coiled, no frame just fabric and floss

Sarah
Sarah
Reply to  Erika Gardner

It would be lovely to have a sort of tutorial for your bowlsket made years back.
I don’t think you saw all the requests for one :(

Monique

I think they are from the hanging wire baskets. Fab idea, I will share on my page :)

Anna
Anna
Reply to  Monique

No Monique, there is no frame used. She rolls the fabric and uses Floss to keep it in place. Very cool. :)

Martine Frampton
Martine Frampton

They are fabulous, any chance of doing a tutorial?

Pat
Pat

Do you sew the whole thing together, row by row? I’ve seen these with the fabric would around clothsline before and then machine sewed but yours look all hand done.

Erika Gardner
Erika Gardner
Reply to  Pat

All hand done, I’m thinking about doing a tutorial if I do I’ll post it here

Pat
Pat
Reply to  Erika Gardner

A tutorial would be good. I like the way the stitching looks on the inside :)

Pat
Pat

Ooops, s/b “wound” around clothesline.

Liz Maloney
Liz Maloney

Love these! I’ve been trying something similar myself – no rope, just fabric scraps and thread. I enjoy the process of stitching and using up scraps (beautiful scraps!) as much as the finished item.
How do you start a new bit of fabric? They look a bit like long fabric sausages! Do you join a new roll first or just place it and keep on stitching? Is it a kind of blanket stitch or more like crochet? A tutorial would be great.
Thanks for sharing your lovely works of art.

Sarah Pengelly
Sarah Pengelly
Reply to  Liz Maloney

I think this post was made several years ago but like the others here I would love to see Erika show how she made her ‘bowlskets’. Not sure how these are made secure… Erika are you there?

Robin Alwine
Robin Alwine

What a great idea! Can’t wait to try it.

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