Sewing box

By PPA member Diana Brandt

I made this box whilst locked inside in January due to poor air quality from the bush fires.

Rather than using fabric, which is usual, I used paper to cover the templates for the box.  I chose bamboo paper from Thailand which I deemed suitable due to it’s strength, especially for the hinging.

The grey toned paper was eco-dyed with plant material from my garden.  I included gum leaves, marigolds and smoke bush flowers, which dyed mauve.

Of course it doesn’t hold all my sewing accoutrements, just a few special bits like small scissors and requirements for sewing together knitted squares for quilts.

Webmaster Note: When I first saw the above photos, before reading what Diana had written, I thought to myself “There she goes again, making marks on paper to create fabulous designs”, and I was right – only this time she turned to her garden for inspiration instead of her paints.

Below you can see Diana during the Tips & Tricks day she ran for us last year.

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3 Responses to Sewing box

  1. dibrandt030 says:

    Thank-you very much Claire for taking the time to put this up for me. Diana.

    On Sat, 1 Feb. 2020, 9:14 am Primrose Paper Arts Inc., wrote:

    > primrosepaperarts posted: “By PPA member Diana Brandt I made this box > whilst locked inside in January due to poor air quality from the bush > fires. Rather than using fabric, which is usual, I used paper to cover the > templates for the box. I chose bamboo paper from Thailand wh” >

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  2. dbeestontpgcomau says:

    This is a wonderful box. A very clever design to make it open out wide so Diana can find her treasures and then folding up into a very neat box. And all the little pockets and slots for holding the items.

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