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Embellished Thread Bowl


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Using water-soluble stabilizer as in the project for fiber scarves, you can create beautiful, translucent thread bowls and vases. This bowl from C&T Publishing, embellished with Perle cotton thread, is inspired by Wendy Hill's Fast, Fun & Easy (R) Incredible Thread-a-Bowls

Thread Embellished Fiber Bowl


  • Water-soluble stabilizer
  • Perle cotton thread from Valdani thread- size 12
  • Large glass bowl
  • UV resistant clear acrylic coating


  1. I found the largest glass bowl I had and measured across the outside of the bowl.
  2. I used that measurement to draw a circle on heavyweight water-soluble stabilizer.

    Thread Bowl Step 2
  3. Using regular weight thread, I first free-motioned stitched a grid, then I went back and free-motioned fairly densely all over.
  4. I drew the design that I wanted to use on another piece of water-soluble stabilizer and pinned it to the stitched stabilizer.

    Thread Bowl Step 4
  5. I stitched out my design in size 12 Perle cotton, washed out most of the stabilizer, and draped it over my glass bowl to dry.
  6. After the bowl was dry, I took it off the glass bowl and sprayed the thread bowl with a few coats of UV resistant clear Acrylic coating.

    Thread Bowl Embellishment Detail

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I love this idea! There are so many different versions that come to mind. coin bowl, button bowl, coffee table bowl that I put pine cones in. Paper mache and threads ,,, soooooo pretty!

This bowl is BEAUTIFUL. I was wondering, is it capable of holding liquids, being washed etc? or is it purely decorative? Judy


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