Thursday, August 21, 2014

Fabric Bowls - Advanced Class

Lynn and Kim came back again for an Advanced Fabric Bowl class, and I was again impressed with what they came up with!

Here's Lynn's "Vortex", viewed from different angles.  She used painted Tyvek and Angelina fibers as accents, and chose a very wonky shape to her bowl:

And here's Lynn's flower petal piece, again in her characteristic bold colours and shapes:
Kim's new piece, which she calls 'O'de to Lampshades, is very unique, with its beaded fringe and unusual materials (she used a couple of stretchy, polyester fabrics, instead of the typical broadcloth, and with very interesting effects).

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Fabric Bowls - Again

In anticipation of new classes I'm going to be teaching over the next week or so, I've gone back to making fabric bowls again (it's been years!). 

This is a piece I call "Molten", and it's a simple beginner's bowl, with straight darts and edges, and only slight embellishment (its size and dimensions make it more of a tray than a bowl).

And this one ("Orbits") is more advanced.  The edges are fluted, the darts are curved, and I've both cut holes and appliqued circles to the sides of the bowl.  After more than 3 hours of twisting and turning under the sewing machine, this is what came out (it's alot of fun to view it from different angles):

And this final one is a bit more traditional and symmetrical, in a fluted way: