Friday, October 5, 2012

Vessel #14.

Reinterpreting the "slabs" method in fabric to make a lidded box.
(For inspiration, look at Beginner's Guide to Embroidered Boxes, by Janet Edmonds.)































I added lots and lots of stitching ...

























The front closes with a "tie" made from the seam of the same recycled denim that I used for the box, weighted down with a sinker, kindly donated by my art teacher.

































At the moment I am keeping in it my scissors and all the bits that I used while I was making the box: embroidery threads, small pieces of fabric, cardboard, batting, etc. I may keep on using it as a needlework box, or I might use it for stationery.
I would have used it for letters, but nobody writes me letters anymore, sigh ...

6 comments:

Linda Sue said...

Gorgeous! How are the sides so upright and stiff? Must be padded with upright citizen honesty and forth rightness.As you are... I am liking this so much I think I will felt one- and use cool stitching like yours...could be a FAIL but nothing ventured, you know...

Linda Sue said...

OK got my stuff...I am ready to start, thanks for the inspiration, my dear Mrs. Evergood.

frayedattheedge said...

I love the box, and all the stitching details!

krisha said...

Lovely!

Leenie said...

Wow! I really, REALLY like it. A masterpiece of fun stitches. Nice work.

kendalee said...

I'm taking that as an invitation (or a challeng ;)... watch the post... xox