Ruffled Boxes


This pair of handmade ruffled boxes features knitted beadwork attached to birch plywood boxes. The boxes feature small hand glued box joints and are carefully sanded for smooth edges all around. I taught myself to knit when I was a teenager and began including beads in my work about 10 years ago. It seemed like time to bring my love of textiles and needlework together with my passion for box making. This is intentionally slow and meditative work. I knitted the ruffles with cotton crochet thread and included small iridescent beads.

Some time ago I watched a Ken Burns documentary called, The Shakers: Hands to Work, Hearts to God and it caused me to consider how slow, repetitive work can be calming and centering. I have always found working with my hands to be very peaceful. These boxes were joyfully made.

I like pairing needle work with wood working and will continue to develop designs mixing these materials but I will not make another set identical to this one. The boxes are signed and dated on the bottom.

The shorter box is 3 1/4 inches tall x 4 1/2" x 4 1/2"; the taller box is 6 inches tall x 4 1/2" x 4 1/2"

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If you are for any reason dissatisfied with your purchase you may return it for a full refund including any postage that you have paid for a period of two weeks after you have received your order. We will issue the refund within two working days of the return of the product to us or within two working days of being provided with proof that the product is in transit back to us. Furthermore we will pay you back for the shipping cost to return the product to us provided that you have used the cheapest return method.

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Custom orders

We enjoy doing custom work. We have a number of basic designs that we can customize and many may be surprisingly affordable. Or we can design a completely original box for you! Feel free to inquire.

Please note that we hold our custom work to a high standard and spend a lot of time on each design. Most of our custom orders are for more than one box. We specialize in award boxes for significant events and accomplishments and can engrave names and logos on the boxes. We are also very clever at incorporating company logos or themes into our box designs.

IMPORTANT! We only manufacture our own custom designs. If you are an artist or crafts person that needs laser cutting for your own work, there are a number of companies such as Ponoko that specialize in this service. They will cut your work faster than our two person shop can.


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