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Workshop: Rope Bowls

  • March 21, 2024
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • DVQ Studio


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Rope Bowls

In this workshop taught by DVQ member Kathy Urban, you’ll learn how to make fabric-wrapped rope bowls with a braid around the top or a decorative flower. Everyone should bring the basic supplies. Kathy will bring a kit ($12 each) for those who request one. If you don’t want to purchase a kit, please bring the additional supplies. Everyone will receive a pattern and instructions for making the flower. If you have questions, please call Kathy Urban or email her at

Cancellation Policy: A full refund will be given for cancellations 30 days prior to the workshop, or if your place can be filled from the waiting list. If it is less than 30 days before the workshop and your place cannot be filled, you must find your own replacement or forfeit the registration fee.

Basic supplies

  • Sewing machine that can do a zigzag stitch
  • An open-toe presser foot is ideal
  • Rotary cutter and scissors
  • 4-6 straight pins
  • Thread: Beige to blend with bare rope and/or thread to match the fabric
  • A variety of cotton or batik fabrics: A large flower/focal point works well for the bottom of the bowl. The rest will be 1”x 18” strips of the same or coordinating fabrics. Kathy will bring some fabrics to share. 

Additional supplies needed (if you don’t buy a kit)

  • 50 feet of 3/16” or ¼” cotton rope (with synthetic core is okay)
  • 90 or larger machine needle
  • Small piece of fusible web (size of bowl bottom)
  • Purple glue stick
  • Two Wonder clips or mini clothespins

Kit includes ($12 each, payable to Kathy Urban by check or cash)

  • 100 feet of rope
  • Heavy duty sewing machine needle
  • Fusible web
  • Purple glue stick
  • Two mini clothespins

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