20 June 2016

The Black Box

I have been working on this for over a week and things aren't going so well. Here I am up to now.

This is the design I am going to use on the front and back panels of the box. This is a "kantha" stitched book I made at the Dorothy Caldwell workshop. On the top of the box I will make a sun and moon.

Paper patterns for transferring the designs once sketched onto the box. The main problem, you can't see the image on the black box so I had to scribe them in with a ballpoint pen and pressure.

There is trouble in Paradise surrounding this box and I may have to go to plan B. More to come.


  1. Hei Beth, it seems like a very fine project you are working on. I love the stitches you made so far. Maybe it is an idea to use white chalk to transfer your patterns? Love to see the results when it is ready!

  2. Have you tried light colored transfer paper? I got some years ago I think at a quilt shop. It at least gives you a start that you can trace over after the design is on your surface. I used to do painted wood items, and occasionally traced designs over black, and that seemed to be the best way. Take your time, the way will come!

  3. They say the practice of creating art calls for flexible thinking...Good luck! I like the bird images and the teal and black...

  4. It'll be interesting to see how you resolve this. I'm staying tuned.

  5. Oh my, I think I just fell in love.


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