Holiday Decorating Hack
Fabric Bowl Wrap
I love this technique! It lets you make some seasonal bowls by tying a few knots in some fabric. Holidays over? Untie, wash and it's just a piece of fabric again. You can put it back in your stash! :-D
Here's a some of tips: Start with a square, soft, lightweight, fabric. If tying the knots at the sides just isn't working for you, use a strong elastic and cover it with some ribbon! If your fabric isn't big enough to make a handle, tuck the ends back into the knots in a 'puffy' bow, or if it looks nice, just let them fall. The trick to making these furoshiki fabric wraps is to fuss, fiddle and tidy until you like the way it looks. I like to use a chopstick or hera stick to poke in folds and edges.
Here is how to do it:
Here is another example
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My Boro Stitching & Thought for Other Stitchers
.... but thats just how I like to do it. Other people stitch wonderful pieces with parallel lines evenly spaced. It's a matter of what you enjoy plus what is functional for your project. The right thing to do is to suit yourself!
Here I am all ready to settle in and stitch miles of sashiko and I realize that every thread I need is going to be a project itself to get off the skein! Argh!
Here is the solve for this frustrating problem: