The rope bowl is one of my new favourite creative outlets. They are quite easy to create and a made so fast. I use only cotton clothesline rope, at least so far. And sometimes I wrap the rope in fabric and sometimes not. One of my favourites is this little one below that I made for Mark for Christmas. He loves the Bluenose and Lunenburg so much! We honeymooned there in 2004 and have been back twice since, most recently this past fall. In 2019 we were lucky enough to time our visit to be able to tour the Lunenburg Harbour on board the Bluenose. (Although the Bluenose was in Harbour in 2021, pandemic rules prevented boarding.) You can see Mark below as captain. It was a gorgeous, breezy day and a truly wonderful experience. In December 2021 I ordered a roll of the 100th birthday commemorative painted dimes from the Canadian Mint, created the bowl below and added one of the dimes with a little glue for embellishment. I think it turned out quite well. The bowl is small, about 4″ in diameter, just right to hold keys and some more dimes. He keeps it in his office near his Bluenose print. I’ve made a few more over the past year and you can see some of them on my rope bowl page here. If you’d like me to make you one, just leave me a note. If you want to make one, come on over.