Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Makings of a box

Recently I did a class at the Embroiderers guild in pattern darning and I did a sample of Kogin darning -you can read about it here. A couple of weeks ago in our Creative group we were shown how to make a box and I decided to use my Kogin sample for the top section. I did two rows of running stitch around the edge of the section to give it a border and made the lid of the box. For the rest of the box pieces I used a fabric that I had rescued from the Op-shop which was made out of had dyed Shibori fabric. This is the base of the box------ These two sections are the sides of the lid (top one) and the sides of the bottom of the box (bottom one). It took a bit of fussy cutting to get all the sections out of the same design but I think it will be worth it in the end. Sorry about the pins sticking out of the top one but I still have to stitch it and the others. All the top pieces of fabric are plain and the sides of the bottoms have the same pattern on them


Hopefully I will get it finished soon----:-))

15 comments:

Annet said...

What a great matching fabric! Can't wait to see it finished.

Heather said...

Your box will be beautiful Doreen - that's a gorgeous blue.

Sandy said...

Nice work. I love recycling.

Purple Missus said...

Like the pattern darning. I really enjoyed doing the bit we had to do as part of C&G - not sure my eyes are up to it now. :(
And why is it whenever I go to the Charity shop (Op-Shop)all thats left is the toot that no-one else wants.*LOL*
I think the box is going to look excellent.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

A lucky find at the thrift shop for sure! Obviously a 'meant to be' moment because your darning piece and the fabric piece match so perfectly.

Jenxo said...

oh Doreen that box is going to be gorgeous, how lucky to pick up that shibori fabric...

Elizabeth said...

That's going to be beautiful Doreen, I love pattern darning - and such a beautiful blue! Great photos too.

shirley said...

Love the design of your pattern darning Doreen, it is going to be wonderful on top of the box. The matching fabrics are just wonderful and go so well with that gorgeous blue colour thread.

Aussie Jo said...

Love the blue & white, good find at the Op shop.

Anneliese said...

Your box fabric is gorgeousf! Let us see the finished box very soon!

Suztats said...

This will be wonderful, Doreen! Looking forward to seeing the finished product.

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Elizabeth said...

This will be a beautiful box Doreen, lovely pattern darning and the perfect blue in the other fabric - what a lucky find! Looking forward to seeing the finished box.

maggi said...

The darned piece is perfect for a box top and the shibori fabric matches so well

~*~Patty S said...

ooo those blues slay me
so lovely Doreen!
oxo