Recently C&T sent the book shown below for my review, and included a package of Fast2Fuse in the same shipment. What’s a girl to do? I made a bowl!
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Here’s how it went, in case you’d like to do the same.
The first thing I did was read the book, and this was important because the organization of the chapters is unique. Each step in the process of bowl making has its own chapter; e.g., one chapter tells how to make the outer shell, another chapter gives instruction for the inside of the bowl. There are multiple options for several types of bowls, which adds another layer of complexity and many more options.
The instructions are clear, but it’s important to have a handle on where the various types of instructions are before starting. Of course, with any project it’s important to read the instructions through first, so this is nothing new.
The author discusses options for various materials to stiffen the bowl. She discusses different fabric options as well, including special instructions so you can use directional fabric successfully.
I thought I’d better do the first one with non-directional fabric! Fast2Fuse worked great as the base for the fabrics. I hadn’t tried it before, and it made a significant improvement on my previous bowl making attempts.
The whole thing went together without difficulty in about half a day. This is the 9″ size, but the book has options for multiple sizes including an 18 inch bowl!
I enjoyed this project and, as noted above, it was easier to get right than my previous bowl-making attempts.
Here are links to information on the book and on Fast2Fuse:
Modern Fabric Art Bowls
Fast2Fuse heavy double-sided fusible. This comes in several sizes and in light, medium, or heavy weight. I used the heavy weight and it worked well for this project. I would choose it for structured bags in the future.
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