Monday, 6 January 2014

Japanese Box

 I made this box just before Christmas at an Embroiderers' Guild meeting but was not happy with the flat lid so changed it when I arrived home and made it more dome shaped with some wadding for padding.  I also added the antique key and made the silk ribbon by zig zagging the raw silk on my Bernina with a fine stitch.  Afterwards I was really pleased with the result. The idea for the key came from having a browse on the Internet to see what other ideas folks had.
A box made from Japanese inspired fabric
I put some surprise presents inside and packed it for the trip to the USA but could not include photos of it before because it was a present for my DD.  I watched her open it on Skype on Christmas Day and it was a hit.... thanks to Marilyn for the workshop at Keswick EG.