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Rope Bowls - Level 2 - Machine Embroidered Embellishments

Do you want to take your bowl making to the next level?

- will have to know how to make a rope bowl, or have taken the Rope bowl Level 1 class with Billie, Learn to Make a Rope Bowl Class.  
- know how to use your embroidery machine and know how to download an embroidery file on to your machine / thumb drive.
-know how to edit the embroidery motif size if necessary to fit your embroidery hoop

So bring your creative spirit and the following:

Required materials:
- rope bowl base; must not exceed your hoop size *** see NOTE below 
- 12 wt Thread for hand sewing the flat bottom of the bowl on to the stabilizer
- a needle for doing the hand sewing with the 12 wt thread

- 50 wt Thread; neutral to match the rope, coloured or variegated add to your design
- embroidery thread(s) for the design you select Isacord Embroidery Thread
- Water soluble stabilizer AquaMesh Stabilizer by OESD

Optional materials:
Strips of fabric; no specific width.  Can be incorporated into rope bowl.

Embroidery Design

Participants should choose a design prior to class.  Appropriate designs should have light stitching, not dense; no satin stitch.   

When choosing the size of your design, consider the size of the hoop you will be using.  The hoop size should not exceed the size of your rope bowl base.  Billie recommends you select no larger than 6" x 6". *** see NOTE below 

*** NOTE : it is preferable the base of bowl can be prepared prior to class (if you can keep the rope "corralled". If you are taking the Beginner class in the morning, you will need to create another base for this Level 2  class.   

Billie suggests you choose a design that is not too intricate.  The focus of this class is to teach you the basics on how to embroider your rope bowl.  

Embroidery Library or
Urban Threads

Here are some samples of "lightly stitched" designs.


No pattern, but your Embroidery design must be selected

Sewing and Quilting supplies
- sewing machine (all brands welcome) in working order
- embroidery unit for your sewing machine
- hoop appropriately sized for your embroidery
- rotary cutter
- seam ripper
- straight pins / clips
- long ruler 6" x 24"
- scissors
- tweezers

Our classroom offers you the use of our iron, ironing board and cutting mats. For your comfort, some of our individual sewing tables are mechanical Sit / Stand desks. 

Complimentary coffee and tea will be available in our kitchenette.  Please bring a travel mug or sealed cup to avoid any spillage.

Machine rentals will not  available for this class.

Cancellation of Classes or Retreats
Should you decide to cancel your registration for an event, class or retreat, you will receive a full credit to a gift card as long as the cancellation is made more than 2 weeks prior to the class date. After that time, you will forfeit your full registration fee.

If you are unable to attend, you do have the option of finding your own replacement participant but Watergirl Quilt Co. will not assist with this or give any fee credit to the original participant. You would be required to email us the name and contact information of your replacement.

For more details on our "Refund policy" please refer to FAQ on our website

Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details: We assume you have the knowledge of how to use your embroidery unit and have access to design editing and sizing.
Requirements: Bring a working sewing machine (all brands welcome) with compatible embroidery unit
Instructor: Billie Stephens
Instructor Bio: Billie started quilting in 1991, when she was encouraged to take a beginner's class by her sister. She has been making quilts steadily since then, and is an active participant in the Ottawa Valley Quilters Guild, where she has previously served as president and on the guild executive. Billie loves learning new quilting techniques and has taken numerous quilting classes, including an introduction to Studio 180 design rulers taught in Lancaster PA by Deb Tucker herself! Although her favourite part of the quilting process is piecing, she now does her own quilting on the longarm she purchased in 2020. Billie began teaching on-line classes to friends and guild members during the Covid lockdown, and currently teaches in-person classes at quilt stores throughout eastern Ontario. She continues to use Deb Tucker's rulers as much as possible, and also enjoys the curved rulers from Sew Kind of Wonderful. Billie likes to pass on her knowledge to others, all the while having fun!

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Included Materials



This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.