Big Weekend

New Book

After reading Mary Corbet's review of Embroidered Boxes I ordered a copy which arrived yesterday.  Now that was only 7 days ago and it's here?  I can't get a letter from my sister in Sydney in that amount of time.  And the cost of postage was less than I had to pay to send her a parcel of about the same weight.  The postal system has me scratching my head.  Any way, the book arrived and it is everything that Mary said it was.

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I bought it because I wanted a good guide to how you construct a box.  I have other books but this one is really clear on the mechanics of the construction.  I think I need to get some board and tools and just make some mock-ups first, then think about the embroidery. 

I have some embroidery that I finished a little while ago to make a box but it sits in the draw because I am just not confident enough to cut into it.  The author recommends making your first boxes with just fabric, no embroidery .  I think that is what I will do.

I like this book.


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It certainly sounds as though it's thorough!

Carolyn Foley

It is.

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