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Ruby Beauty: A Keepsake Box by Catherine Jordan
November 21, 2014, 3:24 pm
Filed under: ANG Seminar 2012, Ruby Keepsake Box

I just realized that I had yet to blog about the classes I took at Seminar in Philadelphia (2012).  When I finished the 2-day class taught by Catherine Jordan, I’d finished the small box below!  And, I’d learned about painting with Jacquard Textile paints (applied to fabric) and another type of acrylic paint for applying to the box, using Tyvek for building a textured landscape, and stitching some dimensional stitches. Then, we added cording and mounted our landscape to the top of the box! I was very pleased with how it turned out and that I have these wonderful paints to use now – which I just used last night & will be the subject of my next blog.

Ruby Keepsake Box


I didn’t make as good progress on the other class (not sure where that work in progress is just now to blog about it anyway).

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Hi Melita, Enjoyed your post today about the box. I was also in the class and loved the project and even finished it! A question: what fiber did you use for the needlepoint sandals you stitched? I have two pair to stitch and need help. Thanks.
Dolores Still
Poulsbo, WA

Comment by lakestitcher3

Hi Dolores, Catherine has a photo of us & them on Facebook. I’ll try & email it to you. You’ll have to tell me who are & which box is yours. As far as threads, I used Watercolours but cut out most of the variation found in the overdyed threads. They didn’t look like they’d use much thread but I almost ran out. Since I was using my stash, I would have had a hard time matching the yellow color of the background. They shouldn’t get a lot of wear & tear – the foot only comes in contact with the lining. But, wool may be a better choice. They are a nice gift. Melita

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