by spendlove ( edited 26 Apr 2015 ) 25 Apr 2015

I've had this box waiting "the treatment" for a while. It is just under 25cm square. My 230mm square hoop was just big enough to fit the balsa sheets in and stitch this design from Urban Threads.



The box had contained a Sachertorte which had been given to my daughters office by a client.

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by sewgroupie 30 Apr 2015

Standing ovation! I sure want to try this... Suz

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by jrob Moderator 30 Apr 2015

Another beauty! For the girls in the U.S. you can buy these wooden unfinished boxes at Hobby Lobby.

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by lbrow 30 Apr 2015

Oh,I love it Sue! I use to like to do wood burning projects but think this would be much easier/Lillian

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by beatie58 29 Apr 2015

Love the design, well done!

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by blueeyedblonde 29 Apr 2015

Good job!

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by sewtired 29 Apr 2015

Lovely, thanks for sharing. If something like this ever comes my way, maybe I will be daring enough to try it now.

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by joansatx 26 Apr 2015

Outstanding!

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by sjbrower 26 Apr 2015

Beautiful!

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by decojo 26 Apr 2015

Beautifully done!

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by rsloan 26 Apr 2015

Beautiful == please write us a "tutorial" about all the details. We love your creativity.

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by aussiequilter 26 Apr 2015

wow oh wow ,I would be worried the needle would break

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by airyfairy 26 Apr 2015

Beautiful

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by Smokey12 26 Apr 2015

You did a wonderful job and I love your design. Kuddos for making this,

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by newrecruit 26 Apr 2015

You managed it then - very nice

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by lilylyn 26 Apr 2015

Beautiful work Sue. Looks great. Lyn

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by rosakent 26 Apr 2015

Oh gosh, how lovely - Jo

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by Sewmum1 26 Apr 2015

This is lovely. I have heard of doing this but never actually tried it

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by sandralane 26 Apr 2015

What a lovely project, is it difficult to embroider on balsa. I have not tried any thing like this but would like to have a go. Any special needle and thickness of balsa wood . Interested to hear of your expereince with this. Congraulations a great job well done. Sandra

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spendlove by spendlove 26 Apr 2015

Easy peasy and nothing to worry about at all.

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by marfa 26 Apr 2015

So elegant and nicely done, Sue

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by justsew 26 Apr 2015

Very interesting Sue. I have thought of getting some bolsa but worried how to and how thick and what if?.. you know what I mean You have done an excellent job.
Hugs Pam.

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spendlove by spendlove 26 Apr 2015

The needle goes through the balsa easier than some fabrics! It just slips between the fibres.

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by lidiad 26 Apr 2015

Love it, Sue! It looks great.
Hugs, Lidia

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by cfidl 25 Apr 2015

How fun! I think I would like to try this. Excellent piece!

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by Leaha 25 Apr 2015

I've heard of doing this, it is very beautiful, love the simple floral design. Does it require a different type of needle or thread? Amazing that one can embroidery on wood without splitting it. Beautiful.

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spendlove by spendlove 26 Apr 2015

Nothing special required. The design shouldn't have too many small stitches. This design "dug in" a bit in places.

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by dragonflyer 25 Apr 2015

....and the gift comes to those who wait for the larger hoop...lovely!

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by tfk 25 Apr 2015

This is beautiful Sue! What thickness balsa sheet did you use? Any special threads?
You are very brave to be trying something like this on your new machine :) thanks for sharing!

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spendlove by spendlove 26 Apr 2015

The sheets were 1.5mm thick. and 75mm wide. I stick them to the stabiliser with glue stick pushing them together so that the join is (mostly) invisible.

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by laffma1 25 Apr 2015

Very cool! Great recycling project.

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by highlandermom 25 Apr 2015

This is gorgeous.

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by shirley124 25 Apr 2015

Stunning. Beautiful.

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by pennifold 25 Apr 2015

That is just so stunning. I've never sewn on anything other than fabric! You are an inspiration to us all. Love Chris

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by dordonc 25 Apr 2015

beautiful..........

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by pldc 25 Apr 2015

Nicely done Sue, ~hugs~

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by asterixsew Moderator 25 Apr 2015

Lovely Sue. Your work is an inspiration to us. I am babysitting and enjoying a good look and a idea hunt. Thanks

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by 02kar Moderator 25 Apr 2015

A plain box is now a work of art.

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by noah 25 Apr 2015

Love it hugs

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by basketkase 25 Apr 2015

Absolutely gorgeous, Sue!!

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by sonjapotgieter 25 Apr 2015

Sjoe....Stunning!!!Excellent work Sue..Love it,so Beautiful!!!!

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