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.
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.