I did find this process to be really enjoyable. Something meditative about that circular sewing that just soothes the soul. I would like to try some other options for ending the bowl. I went until I ran out of a rope (I used100 feet of 7/32" clothes line), and covered the end in a scrap of liberty. I used liberty scraps throughout, just wrapping bits here and there. I used white thread in the needle and some gray (bottom and top) in the bobbin, but also a section of white in the middle.
It really makes a nice, sturdy bowl, but you can bend it a bit : )