Tuesday, 30 November 2010
For the past few days I have been making a textile box which was commissioned by a friend. I was asked to create a special box which looked exotic to be given as a gift, it did not need to have a purpose and should mainly be decorative. After showing my selection of fabrics (very small selection) a lovely blue metallic furnishing fabric was chosen, I got out my book Embroidered Boxes by Janet Edmonds which I had bought a few years back and followed her steps changing things ever so slightly.
I have really enjoyed using odd embellishments which I had collected over the years like the beads and the shisha mirrors and thought the end result was satisfactory. I enjoyed it so much that I will make another one just for the sake of it, it was quick and fun.