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.