Thursday, June 25, 2015

bowls and more


You guys, I simply can't stop!

My enjoyment of making clothesline baskets has reached on obsession level. I've already made bowls, plates, buckets, even a tote bag but I'm still not finished (and I'm not even talking about countless trips to hardware stores to buy more clothesline as I seem to run out constantly :)).


I've been so inspired and completely smitten with Doug Johnston's beautiful work. Amazing, isn't it? Who knew you could do so much with just simple clothesline and thread ?!?!


I was a little stumped at first as to how I wanted to finish my bowls as there's always that one pesky raw end of rope where sewing stops. I think covering it with leather and contrasting thread does the work very nicely.



I've always been a huge admirer of simple white pottery pieces and seeing all these projects from afar reminds me of just that :). Plus, I love how I can add some color and pattern by using different thread. Lots of thread!!! These things eat up thread like crazy.


Can you believe I found use for most of these makes already? Well, the fact that our kitties like them helps a lot, since they each get a bowl of their own :). Or do they?






Kiki still has to learn not everything she sees is automatically hers :). Silly kitten.

I think I'll just go and make a new bowl for Lola. And while I'm at it I might make one or two just for the fun of it :).

Talk to you soon. Svetlana

25 comments:

  1. Very pretty and I do indeed like your leather finish. SO cute about the cats!!

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  2. Beautiful! Can you share what kind of clothesline you are using?

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  3. Svetlanko, ty jsi neuveritelna! To je nadherna prace!!! Moc krasne vyrobky jsi vyrobila a vsehno krasne a prakticke. Super! :) J.

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  4. Gotta love those cats! They rule the house for sure.. I just love your bowls and all your work Svetlana.... it's very inspiring AND you make it look soo easy! Who would have thought just something as simple as using colored thread to add a touch of elegance :)

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  5. These are fabulous! Are you willing to share what kind of thread you're using?

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  6. wrap the clothesline with strips of cloth for a more colorful look.

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  7. Oh your kitties are adorable!!!! How in the world did you manage to get those photos! Looks like they are getting along a lot better now.

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  8. They are truly stunning. Love how cats just need to be 'in' everything :)

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  9. These are simply gorgeous! A new addiction I see! Jxo

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  10. Ohh pretty. I'm a little bit excited about trying this. Thank you for sharing, very thoughtful. Don't you just love a sharing community.....and technology. Even when there's not much spare cash you can always do something creative.

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  11. Oh my these bowls are gorgeous,well done and how funny are the cats xx

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  12. Beautiful bowls! I love everything you do!

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  13. Love these! Checked out http://shop.dougjohnston.net/ but like yours much better.

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  14. I can see why you want to make more, they are beautiful. Would make excellent gifts, if you run out of places to put them.

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  15. Wow! Those are great. I just added something to my bucket list!

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  16. oh my goodness - what will you think up next? So gorgeous!!!

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  17. Thanks for the inspiration Svetlana, I didn't know about these and I'm off to the hardware store today as I need to make some immediately.

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  18. These are lovely, and the leather piece makes them extra sophisticated. When I started reading your post, I thought you were making baskets to hang on a clothesline for pins. But these are amazing, and too pretty to hang on a clotheline! Unless it was a really special one. Like one for hanging quilts!

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  19. I have to try this! Love the leather bits at the end.

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  20. i've always wanted to have a go at these. yours are so lovely

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  21. Absolutely Drooling over these Svetlana. A lady in my home town has been making Memory bowls for people using personal clothes of loved ones cut into strips and then wrapped around the clothes line using this same method. I have been wondering how to do this for a while. Thanks for the link earlier. I love what the change of thread does to the bowls using the plain clothesline! You are so creative even with the handles : ) NOW I really wish I would have remembered to pick up clothesline when I was out today. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work. Janita

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  22. I love these bowls -- this is such a great idea! Just thread and clothesline cord -- I just love them.

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  23. Hope you are on commission! I've just used my first clothes line and ordered four more!

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  24. these are gorgeous, Svetlana! i can see how you could get obsessed making these!

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