|Paint Box, closed|
|Paint Box, open|
The paint box holds a needle threader which is embellished with a painter's palette enameled charm fob. The needle threader fits into a pocket inside the lid of the paint box, and the opening of the pocket is the sawtooth motif just to the right of my initials and the date in the photo above. The bottom of the paint box is made from the same plaid silk Dupioni which lines the other Toy Chest pieces and there are pockets in both the top and bottom of the box, on the reverse side, for holding packets of needles. I planned the size of the design to hold a packet of Bohin tapestry needles and a packet will be included in the kit in size #26, along with the needle threader and the charm.
I've ordered all of the supplies to make kits, but the needle threaders are currently back-ordered until "early next year" whenever that happens to be. I'm hoping to have kits available by the end of February and the price will be $35. Any guild or chapter which has hosted a Toy Chest Etui class in the past or has one coming up can contact me about making a group order.