Friday, 28 October 2016

Matchbox Book #3 ...

It's October and I had the opportunity to make another piece of  "Matchbox art",  to raise funds for the Yorkshire childrens' cancer charity  Candle Lighters  .... I couldn't resist!  

Exhibitors at this Novembers Crafted by Hand, 5th and 6th November, have been asked to make pieces of art that will fit in a matchbox. Visitors to the event will be able to vote for their favourite/s and buy them too, proceeds will go to the wonderful Candlelighters and the winner receives a prize from craft-and-design-magazine.

...  so, using: scraps of Madder dyed fabric, images and text copied from my Imperial Dictionary (published in 1882) ,  I made a 'Rose Madder' Smocked Matchbox book ...

2.6 cm x 1.2 cm spine: rounded, backed and lined ....

'Rose Madder' smocked matchbox book 


  1. That is amazing!

  2. That is utterly gorgeous and Candlelighters are very close to our heart thanks to the wonderful support we received when our now 22yr old son was diagnosed with leukaemia at 13 months old. They do amazing work and this is such a lovely thing to do for them.

    1. Thank you so much Alex, I thoroughly enjoy making these little 'one off' books. It's lovely to hear that my tiny contribution is added to something so much larger, that has such a positive impact . Wishing you and your family continued good health. X