Bowls are one of my favorite non-quilt projects! One year I decided to try a heart-shaped bowl for my Sweetie in a high-impact red/black combination.
-black poly cord from your local home improvement store
-heavy (12wt) Aurifil thread in red
-100 Topstitch needles from Superior Threads
Step 1– (by far the most challenging!) form a heart by coiling the rope in a circle for one side, then fold to form bottom point, then sort-of-coil the other round side of heart. Whew. Easier to look at picture than to explain!
Step 2– as with round bowls, simply stitch long end of cord into ever-larger outlines of the heart. When you are satisfied with size of bowl bottom, tip to the side and continue stitching to form sides of bowl. Finish at bottom (point)…backstitch to reinforce…and cut cord.
Step 3– if you have a glue gun, use the tiny heating point and GENTLY stroke the raw edge until it is melted into a smooth finish. (Note: Don’t ever try to stitch through the melted end! Ask me how I know 🙄…)
And…you’re done! Fill with treats for your Sweetie 😁.