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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Emery jack-in-the-box finish

I am conscious, in writing about how I embroidered and constructed these tools, that the intellectual property of the design and construction belongs to Betsy Morgan. I have been trying to write about each piece in a way that doesn't breach that. It is not always easy to work out how I can describe what I did without encroaching on the teacher's IP. I hope I have succeeded.

The construction of the basic box in which the Jack sits was by now familiar, so I got that bit done and gathered the box, the lid, its lining and the loop to hold the emery.

I was worried that the very fine emery would leak out, so I stitched the bundle of emery closed in a vigorous, if inelegant manner before attaching the ring.

The fiddliest bit was attaching the ribbon to the spring, but it worked OK.

In the end, the 'push' on the lid is quite strong against the bead catch, but it holds, and works.

And the lid? - Looks better than I had hoped, a testament to the hours of work in those petit point lines!

So, the Etui is finished. Here are a couple of photos of the finished pieces, both inside and outside the box.


margaret said...

you must be delighted with your etui and seeing it complete I am full of admiration for your beautiful wotk. The jack-in-the-box is so tiny how you made that is amazing. Wonder what you are planning to make next?

Lyn Warner said...

What a lovely treasure trove of little sewing things!

Monica said...

Wow, what a tremendous project it has been! I love the photos of the whole kit.

The jack-in-the-box is very clever! There are so many good solutions in the project -- a testament to the designer.

You've done a great job, Jillian, you must be proud!

Jillian said...

Thank you Margaret and Monica. Yes, I am very pleased. I had my eyes tested today and ordered new glasses - but I'm still not planning on anything as tiny in the near future!

katherine said...

Gorgeous! So many beautiful tools in your etui. You must be very proud of it.