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You can also call our shop in downtown Blowing Rock at 828-372-7024.

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1098 Main St.
Blowing Rock, NC 28605

828-372-7024

Videos

 

Video Tutorials

In this tutorial, Katherine, professional rope sewer, lover of sewing machines, queen of the bobbin, will take you through all you need to know about coiled rope basketry.

 

How to Sew Coiled Rope Baskets - Part 1: In this video, we show you the ropes, literally. Learn about what goes into rope, and what to look for when you’re choosing a rope to sew. Follow links at the bottom of this page to find supplies.

How to Sew Coiled Rope Baskets - Part 2: In this video we cover needle and thread options that yield the best results. Follow links at the bottom of this page to find supplies.

How to Sew Coiled Rope Baskets - Part 3.1: This video introduces how to start a round basket - along with more than you ever cared to know about zigzag stitching. Follow links at the bottom of this page to find supplies.

How to Sew Coiled Rope Baskets - Part 3.2: This video introduces how to start an oval basket and reinforces the basics of coiled rope basketry. Follow links at the bottom of this page to find supplies.

How to Sew Coiled Rope Baskets - Part 4: This video shows how to incorporate scraps of fabric into your basket for unique embellishments. Finally - a way to use up ALLLLLLLL the scraps! Follow links at the bottom of this page to find supplies.

How to Sew Coiled Rope Baskets - Part 5: This video covers the techniques needed to shape the sides of the basket. Follow links at the bottom of this page to find supplies.

How to Sew Coiled Rope Baskets - Part 6: In this final video of the series we cover options for how to finish off your baskets. Follow links at the bottom of this page to find supplies.

SUPPLIES

This video series mentions a handful of different supplies which are available in our online shop. Click the links below or visit the “Shop” tab in the main menu.

100% Cotton Rope: This is the signature rope used in all Mountain Thread Company baskets and kits. It is available by the yard and by the spool. This rope is manufactured in North Carolina, and is a custom braid of rope for The Mountain Thread Company.

Thread: While we stock small and large spools of 50 weight 100% cotton Aurifil thread in store, we do not currently have it available online. If you are interested in adding a spool of this high quality thread to your order, please call The Mountain Thread Company at 828-372-7024. Thread will ship for free with any additional purchase.

Heavy Duty Needles: We strongly advise the use of a heavy duty needle in your home sewing machine when you begin your own coiled rope basket projects. These are size 100/16 Denim/Jeans Needles. Available as singles or packs of five.

Kits: A kit is an excellent project starter for the sewist who’s ready to go. Each of the Mountain Thread Company kits contains the following: our 100% cotton signature rope, a heavy duty needle, step by step instructions, and illustrations for completing the project. Choose among the Rope & Fabric Coaster Kit (makes 4 coasters), the Oval Basket Kit (makes one oval organizer - a popular size!), and the Coiled Rope Basket Kit (the most open ended kit with a selection of ideas to build on).

Patterns: Brand new in 2019 - Mountain Thread Company PATTERNS! Patterns are available for instant download (choose the PDF version) or in print. Patterns are an ideal accompaniment to a spool or cut length of rope. Each pattern includes step by step instructions, detailed illustrations, tips for sewing machine settings, and ways to customize the look of the finished piece.

We always appreciate hearing from our community. Tag @themountainthreadcompany on Instagram to share your projects with us. It’s always better when social media turns social, though - so here’s your invitation to visit The Mountain Thread Company in downtown Blowing Rock, North Carolina. Our studio/workshop is open year round.