Cartonnage Workshop – Make your own small box!

August 8, 2019
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Antioch Township Center
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Did you attend our program in June where we demonstrated how to make a small cartonnge box? Here’s your chance to make your own. On August 8th (Thursday), we will have a cartonnage workshop where we will make the Colorways Arts small box kit (DIY kit 102). The box is about 6″ x 4.5″ x 2″. The workshop will be about 4 hours long.

Items to bring to the workshop: (everything else will be supplied)

  • 2 fat quarters
  • Small charm or tassel or ribbon to open the box (optional)
  • Rotary cutter
  • Cutting mat
  • Scissors
  • Ruler (12.5″ square is good)
  • Pencil
  • Large old heavy book to use as a weight (for example, 8 1/2″ x 11″ x  1″ thick )

The two fat quarters will be used to cover the inside and outside of the box. The fabric should be 100% cotton. A print or fabric  with a pattern is best. Batiks are fine.  We want your first box to look great so pick a fabric that is easy to work with. Don’t choose a directional fabric or a pattern that needs to be fussy cut or aligned (like stripes).  Don’t use solid colors (like Kona) because they may show glue spots. Don’t pick a really light, thin fabric that you can see through. You can experiment with these types of fabrics on your next box.

You can optionally attach a ribbon or small charm or tassel to the lid to open the box. The charm or tassel should be on a flat, thin cord or ribbon that is at least 6″ long so it can be attached to the lid of the box. The box is only 2 1/4″ tall so make sure your charm or tassel is the appropriate size.

The cost for the class will be $20.00. This includes the kit, instructions (to print at home), and use of tools and supplies during the class. You will leave with a finished box!

If you want your own set of tools or an additional kit, they will be available for purchase through Buttons and Bolts. There will be a maximum of 8 students.  Another workshop will be scheduled.

You are welcome to bring a lunch or snacks. We will take several short breaks during the workshop while our glue is drying.