|Dragon Celtic Knot|
This is a box made out of bits of skirting board.
The dragon knot is from a quilting book, Celtic Quilting by Gail Lawther. As it combined two of my favourite things I wanted to use it.
The box top came first, mainly because the idea to make a box did not happen until after the dragon was finished.
I used one of those grinding multi tools to do it (I did use a chisel to remove some of the big areas at the start). I rather had fun doing it.
|The carving in profile|
Frustrated I put it to one side then inspiration struck, a cloth hinge, a lining that was also a hinge. My dad was a bit doubtful that would work but it was worth a try.
Well it did work, it opens and shuts just fine and the glue is holding well.
It is certainly unique and I am pleased with it. Not sure that I will try it again, but then again I might.