A very good friend of mine is going away..on a journey of discovery...she is a writer..very talented - and she is starting her travels in India. I made her a writers travel box - items included inside will be a Moleskine (obviously!) a pen, a precious stone (agate) another little notepad and a gluestick (to create little mood collages - Marieke style) and some incense to create the mood... The poem is the section on Self-Knowledge - from Kahlil Gibran's 'The Prophet'. Im so proud of you D...you are going to have a wonderful adventure...


I think ive finished this piece for now...i will start a new one...


And here is a small piece for my nature wall - i LOVE embroidery in wood!!
Im looking for the perfect old found wooden table to embroider...

Happy Thursday and thanks for the feedback and help lately xxx

14 Comments:

  1. Wendy said...
    That box is beautiful and will be very precious to D, i wish her all the best on her travels.
    simple me said...
    What a gorgeous box. Sure it will be full of wonderful discoveries in a few month´s time.
    I love your idea of embroidery on wood. I can see embroidery everywhere...
    Shari said...
    beautiful work julie. you are such a good friend sending your friend off on her travels in style. :) embroidery on wood...lovely. xo shari
    stephanie s said...
    what a wonderful post - everything about it is so great. best wishes on your friend d's travels, and the embroidery is beautiful - you know i love it.
    cruststation said...
    What a lovely gift to your friend, hope she has a great inspirational time in India. How does one embroider wood? (decor8 has been writing entries about this new trend-using embroideries in everything)
    weirdbunny said...
    What a wonderful box you've made for your friend. I bet she'll be so excited to recieve such a wonderful present.
    risa said...
    i'm also wondering how one embroiders on wood. it looks so pretty but wouldn´t know how to go about it.
    lisa s said...
    lovely box... i too like embroidering wood :) it's such a neat effect - have you tried it on veneer?? [that's the thin stuff you glue on top]
    nesty said...
    the travel box is wonderful...such a special & thoughtful gift to your friend...i'm sure she'll treasure it!
    to me it looks so comforting & the perfect companion to a big adventure.

    lovely to see your other work as always. i'm fascinated by the wood embroidery...how is it done??! x
    gracia said...
    A wonderful going away box... but most of all I love the notion of embroidering on a wooden surface!
    see you, grache
    Coleen said...
    What a lovely gift! And I'm so curious how do you embroider on wood? especially on a wooden table top? I'm guessing you have to drill...? Cool project.
    Anonymous said...
    What a wonderful gift! A gluestick is THE necessary tool indeed :-)

    And what would one do without a Moleskine?
    -- Marieke
    julie said...
    Thank you for the compiments...some of you are asking how to embroider on wood..well, as Lisa mentioned, i have used veneer - its very thin and quite delicate. I would love to do a table where i would obviously drill holes. Sometimes i use drawing pins to makes holes in soft wood.
    Jade said...
    your friend is very lucky, what a lovely gift!

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