I decided to try and make use of the drawers full of fabric scraps that I have accumulated over the years. If your situation bears any resemblance to mine, I could swear that mummy and daddy scraps mate over night and multiply while I am busy creating masterpieces elsewhere.
These photos are of my scrappy bowl upside down being "shaped" by a combination of a huge plastic salad bowl, cardboard bent into the shape of the edge of my salad bowl to extend the sides since I had made such a HUGE bowl and the whole thing turned upside down over a bar stool.
The scraps were different lengths, all about 1-2 inches wide, twisted together, two at a time and then knotted together end to end.
I hand sewed the braid together. At first it was laying quite flat, and I thought it would make a cute little rug, but then it started lay less flat and I decided it was going to be a lovely vessel. I love vessels! Very womanly!
After it was all sewn together and it was stretched over the bar stool, I used two whole bottles of spray starch to try to give the shape some integrity. As you can see, this was only somewhat successful.