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So Clever! Check Out How Pam Added Beads to Rope Bowls!

by Beth Cooper

Sewist’s Name: Pam Collings from Rockford, Illinois

Type of Project: Rope Bowls

Featured Date: 03-02-23

Hi, I’m Pam and I would like to show you how I’ve added beads to coiled rope bowls. Here’s an illustration as to what else you can do.  I cannot remember how long ago I made it.  Basically, I wanted to try adding beads and started out on the third “turn-up”.  I tied off the stitching, allowed a bead space of approximately 1.5 inches on the bottom and 2 inches on the top, then began sewing again.  Directly across from the first space, and after another round, I repeated the process, then just kept on adding spaces so that the beads are more or less equidistant from each other as they progress up the bowl.  Then I added the beads using a long needle and patience!  The wavy edges were a complete surprise and I think they add to the charm…..
Happy sewing, Pam

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7 months ago

Love Pans beads in her bowl! Thank you for sharing your process.

7 months ago

love it !

Joyce Minnis
Joyce Minnis
6 months ago

Hi Pam, love your bowl and the beadwork so creative and beautifully done.

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