by queenofhearts 24 Dec 2020

I could no longer resist the desire to make a clothesline bowl so here is my first attempt. I used a design from Embroidery Library for the bottom. I turned the bowl on the side for the picture so the inside would show.


by zoefzoef 27 Dec 2020

what a great job...
How did you get it "flat" to do the embroidery ?

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queenofhearts by queenofhearts edited 27 Dec 2020

You start your work on your regular sewing machine and make it the size you wish to embroider on. I have a 5x7 hoop so I made mine about 5 1/2 inches in diameter. A 4x4 design fits nicely here..This part goes on your hoop to do your design. Then you go back to your sewing machine and finish your bowl.

by pennyhal2 24 Dec 2020

Fabulous! You put the red in just the right spots to emphisize the curves. The center design make it perfect for your card! Did you use any stabilizer on the embroidery?

queenofhearts by queenofhearts 25 Dec 2020

I used a tearaway in the hoop and sewed the rope to the stabilizer with my regular sewing machine because my machine doesn't like sticky things. It took me a long time to figure out what is such a simple solution. I tried all kinds of spray and none of them worked for me. Then I floated a washaway over the top to keep the stitches from sinking in.. .

pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 26 Dec 2020

Good for you for finding the perfect solution! It really did turn out perfectly.

by sonjapotgieter 24 Dec 2020


by queenofhearts 24 Dec 2020

I should have given the size. It is 9 1/2 inches across and 5 inches high, a pretty large bowl. I am using it to hold my Christmas cards.

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dailylaundry by dailylaundry 24 Dec 2020

Great idea!

by noah 24 Dec 2020

very lovely Merry C/mas hugsxxx

by crafter2243 Moderator 24 Dec 2020

Perfect. I have to admire your adventures spirit. The result is awesome.

by bemara 24 Dec 2020

Your first attempt - perfect, looks great :-)

by dragonflyer 24 Dec 2020

Nicely done, Teresa...

by jenne 24 Dec 2020

what a wonderful job u did.

by pennifold 24 Dec 2020

Brilliant work Teresa, it looks amazing. Love Chris

by 02kar Moderator 24 Dec 2020

Oh my! You have given yourself a beautiful bowl. I'd say your first attempt looks great!

by mariagiannina 24 Dec 2020

Very pretty!

by dailylaundry 24 Dec 2020

This is simply perfect - I would love to make one some day!! Was it hard to do? Yours is so nice!!! Merry Christmas! Hugs, Laura

queenofhearts by queenofhearts 24 Dec 2020

I must admit that before I finished the bowl I took it apart and did part of it over again. It took me a little while to get the feel of handling it. I think if I do another one it will go together much easier because I learned a little along the way.

slsmith by slsmith 24 Dec 2020

Great job! My 1st one bowed so much after I embroidered it, that it looked like a wok. Didn't even put the sides on it.