Library Books for Constructed Boxes:
The following books are available in the EGP Library and Mary Anne would be very happy to make arrangements for anyone who would like to have the loan of them. Mary Anne can drop them off or arrange for that new phenomenon, “curbside pickup”! The actual construction of the box comes well after the planning and embellishment of the design, so there is plenty of time to think more about the decoration rather than how it goes together. All four books have something to offer:
Janet Edmonds: Some ideas for reproducing a box with a Medievel flavour – some different shapes, pyramids, chests. Not the shape we will be working on but some nice ideas using gold threads, beads, braids, etc.
Jackie Woolsey: Basic information presented in easy stages. Simple explanations and ideas for variations in size and shape e.g. triangles, hexagons, etc.
Meg Evans: She presents a range of shapes and sizes and some intricate and detailed interiors such as sewing boxes with divisions, lift-out trays etc. Inspiration for a variety of techniques – patchwork, needlepoint and different inserts.
Jane Lemon: One of our earlier books; very comprehensive and details many different shapes.