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Soft Pottery Bowls



Discover what soft pottery is.  Learn the process and tips and tricks to make useable and creative rope projects.  Follow step by step instructions to take ordinary clothesline rope or paracord and turn it into a trinket bowl or larger bowl using zig-zag and straight stitching.  These make great homemade gifts any time of the year.

Supply list:
Sewing Machine in good working order,
Large Spool Thread to match Clothesline or Paracord rope,
plenty of bobbins, pre-wound, with same thread (two or three depending on bowl size)
Jean/Denim needle or 90/14 Titanium needle
Appropriate Zig Zag Foot (A or B for Husqvarna Viking, N for Brother / Babylock)
Ruler
Straight Pins
Seam Ripper
Turning Tool
Tweezers
Quilting gloves (optional but helpful to reduce hand fatigue)
Pen/Paper for notes
3/16" Rope, or 7/32" Rope  (one package)

Clothesline available at Sew What! inc.

Optional Rope which does not come in long lengths: 550 Paracord: 5/32" 100 ft 7-strand Core Nylon — Dick's Sporting Goods, Harbor Freight Hawl-Master brand diamond braid, and Walmart West Coast Paracord brand.  Other stores include Ollies, Big Lots, and Tractor Supply.

Optional:  colored thread with bobbins filled with the same thread, yard, beads with 6mm holes.

Class minimum - 4 students, class maximum - 8 students


Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details:
Instructor: Holly Gale
Instructor Bio: Holly was taught to sew by her mother at the young age of 8. She learned by watching her mom pin patterns, helping cut the fabric, and turning the fabric into lovely garments. She also learned hand embroidery techniques, including crewel, needlepoint, and candle wicking. Holly started her machine embroidery journey with a Designer 1 in 2004 and has since added several machines to her sewing room. More recently, Holly has explored making useful and decorative items out of clothesline rope. This new passion has provided new avenues to share her creations with family and friends. When not creating, Holly enjoys camping with her husband and exploring the states to get ideas for her next projects.
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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.
To adequately prepare for classes and events, we ask that you please register at least 2 weeks prior to the start date.  Your space in class will not be held withhout payment.  Each class has a minimum, and maximum, number of students and may fill, or be cancelled, prior to your payment.

If a
minimum number of students is not met, you will be notified, and your class fees refunded, at least 1 week prior to the class start date.  If you need to cancel cancel, please call the store at least 1 week prior to class for a full refund. No refunds of class or kit fees will be issued for cancellations under 1 week before the class start date. No shows will forfeit class and kit fees.


Upon registration you will be emailed a list of supplies needed for the class. All supplies should be purchased prior to class. Classes typically do not include time to purchase supplies. Unless otherwise noted, all supplies are available at Sew What! Inc.  Students will receive a 10% discount on all supplies listed.

We are diligent about enforcing copyright laws; if a book, pattern or embroidery design is required for a class, each student must purchase their own copy. There are no exceptions.

Students should bring their sewing machine with all of the appropriate parts (including the instruction manual, foot control and power cord). Students must be familiar with the basic operation (i.e. winding a bobbin and threading the machine) of their machine for creative classes, and the machine must be in good working condition. Alternatively, a student may pre-register to rent a sewing machine (when avail;able) for creative classes at a rental rate of $15 per class session.  Students who experiences great difficulty with their sewing machine during class may need to rent a machine.

Please be considerate of others. Do not bring children to class, wear heavy perfume or use cell phones during class. Please be prepared to start class on time.  Our doors typically open 30 minutes prior to your class start time to allow you to set up your sewing space. Classes begin and end promptly at the scheduled time.