Cotton rope bowl with blue trim & tassle
Handmade by me, this beautiful cotton rope bowl with blue trim and tassle is a great solution for storage or display around the home.
It is made from unbleached cotton rope and formed from one continuous length on a my sewing machine. The bowl has been trimmed with a rich blue thread and an exuberant tassle hung from a wooden ring.
Spot clean using a damp cloth.
I love working with this lovely cotton rope. The soft ivory colour looks great on its own, but it also sets off the coloured thread or cotton fabric like I've used in this cotton rope bowl with blue trim and tassle to give each piece its unique personality.
When the piece is finished it feels firm and I can understand some people likening coiled rope bowls to forming pottery. There are also many ways to finish off a piece, beautiful knots, loops or a tassle are my current favourites.
Let me know if you have any questions or special requests by using the contact button on our Meet the Maker page, I'd love to hear from you.
About 2minty studio
Hello! We are a husband and wife team at 2minty studio.
Mostly it all started when we moved house and had a real studio, on site, with plenty of space. It was amazing and very quickly we both wanted to act on creative ideas which had been bubbling in the background for a while.
Girts, a retired architectural photographer, has always been intrigued by hand-built ceramics, the possibilities with shape, texture, glaze and decoration just really engage him. So a new kiln came to the studio and all sorts of things began to disappear from the house, empty bottles to use as moulds, kitchen scales, and lengths of material to create textured clay all found their way there. He shapes the clay by hand rather than using a potters wheel.
When the kiln is opened after a firing and the waiting for it to cool down is over, the lid is lifted with great excitement. Will it be triumph or tragedy? Thankfully, usually the former.
My paper weaving started some years ago when I was doing test prints of abstract photos I had taken for book publishers to use on their covers. The fine art paper was so lovely and velvety I couldn't throw them away. Later I came back to them and cut one into strips, and the rest just followed naturally.
I love how the colours and textures interact when woven, it's quite a slow progress but I love to watch it take shape. It's exacting and methodical work but I find it relaxing. I have quite a paper stash, lots of old maps which I love, old books and shop catalogues. Always the paper is acid free and matt.
Recently I've really enjoyed making something that is three dimensional and the cotton rope bowls have become addictive. So many ways to decorate, and an infinite number of possible shapes, all so useful. In our house, every prototype bowl gets filled very quickly!