Perhaps it's because I feel a bit better today, or perhaps it's because I have been spending soooooo much time knitting, but today I found the gumption to try a fabric & rope bowl.
The book Andy gave me for my birthday,
Usually, I'm not wild about "scrappy" quilts or anything of the kind, but I thought if I used one color to unify the others I'd like it--or enough to put things in, at any rate.
I ended up with three white spots where the rope showed through my wrapping,
* shockingly, fabric that ravels badly will ravel badly when used to make bowls, and aren't easy to work with
* fabrics with moderate amounts of stretch ARE
* thinner fabrics like peachskin worked better than the thicker microsuede
* have a glue stick handy at all times
* also have a wet rag handy for when the glue stick gets the best of you
* longer strips are easier to work with
* when using multiple colors, it looks best if one can do full rounds in a color before changing
* uneven strips didn't make any difference at all
* strips can be too thin, but too wide makes too much bulk
* have a bamboo skewer at hand
* a finished object is a finished object
* sewing mistakes are rarely fatal, and often unnoticeable
Now off to raid the scrap basket again...............