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Rope Bags & Bowls -- Longmont


Rope Bag Class

  • Clothesline isn't just for hanging laundry anymore!  Create bags, bowls, dog beds and other receptacles with your sewing machine, clothesline, and thread. Join us and learn this technique--it's fun, easy and a form of meditation!  Laura will inspire you with her many beautiful samples that she will bring to class.

    Here's what you'll need for your first rope bag. All items are available at Maggie's and you will get a 15% discount on all purchases (except for sewing machines) the day of class!
  • Small bag: 200 feet of 3/16" braided premium cotton clothesline. Large bag: 300 feet. We highly recommend the rope you can purchase at Maggie’s. It is soft and easy to work with! Not all clothesline is created equal.
  • Jeans needle size 100/16 OR topstitch needle. Make sure it is sharp!
  • Quality thread of your choice (we used Wonderfil Tutti variegated). At least 1000m.
  • At least two empty bobbins. You'll refill at least 8 times to complete a bag, so if you have more empty bobbins, bring them! We will fill the bobbins before we start sewing.
  • A zigzag sewing machine you're familiar with that's in good working order.   An open toe foot helps you to see where you're going, so it's helpful if you have one.
  • Bring your awl or That Purple Thang or something similar to help guide rope under the presser foot.
  • Scissors and thread snips.
  • Measuring tape or ruler
  • Bring your quilting gloves if you want to.
  • Lunch


Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Must be a confident beginner and be comfortable with use of your sewing machine.
Requirements: See class description for details and supply list.
Instructor: Laura Bryant
Instructor Bio: Laura has a BA in Education and Fine Art from State University of New York at Potsdam. She received an MA in Education with an art emphasis from CU in Boulder. Laura has taught art in Boulder Valley Schools for 32 years. She has done many commissioned paintings, drawings and mixed media works. In the past, Laura has had a first impressions belly cast business. Due to her current love for rope bowls, rope bags and fiber arts, she has recently begun a business that she operates from of her home outside of Niwot. She produces rope bowls, bags and various other artworks that she displays and sells in her home and art shows in her area. She will have many of her pieces at the shop during her class to motivate and inspire you. Laura is a very patient teacher with a fine wit.
Price is for class instruction only. Materials for the class are additional and are available at Maggie's. Students receive a 15% discount on class supplies purchased at Maggie's.

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