I love your instructions, thanks! I couldn't find the cotton clothesline so I bought 1/4" cotton rope. I didn't cover it with fabric as the rope looked muslin colored and natural. One package cost about $3 at Ace hardware, enough for a small size bowl. I used variegated thread and the design was nice on the natural rope. I then found synthetic clothesline at the Dollar Store. It's puffy but sews up great for coasters and small projects. The clothesline I found at Walmart is synthetic but better then then the Dollar store. It is not puffy. It made a nice sturdy bowl.