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18437 E. Valley Hwy #102
Kent, WA 98032

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Fabric Wrapped Rope Basket



Who doesn’t love a pretty basket?
In this class you will learn two different ways to wrap fabric around rope and how to sew that into a basket. These fabric wrapped rope baskets are quick and easy to make! We'll cover the basic techniques used to create many different types of bowls or baskets that have a variety of uses. You could use a small one as a candy dish or a larger one for fruit or bread. You can even make purses or rugs using the techniques covered in class. The possibilities are practically endless!

Skill Level:
Beginner

Skill Set Needed:
Basic knowledge of a sewing machine; how to thread a machine and sew a straight line.

Class Includes:
- Three hours of instruction
- A one time use 10% off discount coupon for in-store merchandise (includes Makers’ Cafe) 

Class Prep & Materials Needed:
- A sewing machine (It is preferred that your bring your own machine, but we do have a limited number of machines available for use. Please indicate if you need to reserve a machine at checkout.)
- A package of 3/16” cotton clothesline
- 3 - 5 coordinating fat quarters
- Coordinating thread (you may use clear monofilament thread if you prefer)
- A medium sized binder clip

Class Policies

We are continually striving to bring fresh new classes to our Makers’ Mercantile® patrons. To make sure that these classes take place, we encourage you to reserve your spot early to ensure the minimum enrollment!  Consider signing up with a friend, or a bunch of friends!!

Registration: Classes are sold on a first come, first served basis, both online and in-store, and your place in class is reserved with full payment.

Class Minimums: The minimum class size is 3 students.  If class registration does not reach 3 students by 7 days prior to the first session, the class will be cancelled. If we cancel your class for lack of enrollment, we will contact you with refund/transfer options.

Cancellations: Should you need to cancel any time prior to 7 days before the first class, you will receive a full refund. If you cancel after that date, we cannot issue a refund unless we are able to fill your place from the wait list. You may also have a friend take your place in the class, if you are not able to cancel in time to receive a refund.


Instructor: Cynthia Sloan
Instructor Bio: Cynthia grew up around military bases in Virginia and Tennessee. Her father was in the navy and her mother taught elementary school and also made most of the clothing for herself, Cynthia and her sister. Cynthia's mother also knitted beautiful sweaters and embroidered linens and decorations for their clothing. She passed her love of needlework on to Cynthia and her sister. Cynthia's mother taught her to embroider when she was in preschool and taught her to knit a few years later. Cynthia's more formal needlework education began in high school and she has taken many classes over the years to hone her skills. She learned to crochet from her grandmother and her best friend taught her how to tat. She also learned many industry shortcuts and tips during her time sewing for a small designer in Michigan. In addition to garment sewing for herself, her children and her beautiful granddaughter, she loves to make art quilts , dolls, miniatures and she's recently taken up heirloom french hand sewing.
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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.