Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Alex's Fabric Box

Here it is in all it's glory, Alex's Japanese kimono silk fabric box:

Unfortunately the camera flash has bleached the colours a little, as they are a bit darker than shown - the blue is actually navy.

The inside of the box has a removable inner that is lined with a contrasting fabric (again it's quite a bit darker IRL):

The back of the lid and an overall view of the beaded edging:

The beads used are: malachite chips; freshwater pearls; fimo leaves and some tiny pinky brown beads (that I can't remember the name of) and they go with it so well.

Each side has a different part of the silk fabric pattern covering it:


Every piece of the card and fabric for the box was cut out by hand, the card was then covered with the fabric and handsewn in place and all the individual pieces were then handsewn together...... for which a curved needle came in extremely useful. Not a drop of glue in sight! There will be a small knob on the lid when just the right thing for it has been found/made.

Alex made this at a workshop run by the local branch of the Embroiderers Guild, of which she is a member. The box feels as lovely as it looks too, as the silk is just gorgeous, and every time I looked at it I saw something different.

Many thanks for taking the time to visit and I hope you've enjoyed seeing this as much as I did. :0)

10 comments:

Miss 376 said...

What a lovely box. Those curved needles can be a lethal weapon

Mylene said...

That is sure a beautiful box!! Very creative indeed. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

Nicola said...

That's a really beautiful box.

Miss 376 said...

Hope you don't mind, but I have tagged you. Details are on my blog. Thank you and hope you've had a productive day

Lynn said...

Oh My, what a gorgeous box! Well done Alex :) So when are you making yours Karan? ;)

Julie said...

Stunning!!!! big round of applause to Alex.

Karen said...

wow , Alex has made a fantastic box

Christine said...

Wow! That box is just stunning!

Sally said...

Oh wow that box is stunning!

Stitchingranny said...

A lovely box and is she going to teach you to make one next?