A few weeks back, I attended a Tatting Day and a lady I met recently was doing a workshop on this little box. The original pattern and idea is by Judith Connors who gave permission for Linda to teach the class but this particular design was modified by Linda. What was clever is that Linda had moulds fabricated to shape the boxes. I think they are made of some kind of vinyl?
So you make the lid and press it onto the mould before coating the tatting with fabric stiffener. You then remove and leave to dry and repeat the process for the base, using the narrower part of the mould. Great, isn't it?
Linda (and Judith) like to decorate their boxes with a flower on top. So I put one on top of mine, for the photo.
Of course, you could use something else to mould your box, like a jam jar but it's particularly nice to have the right matching size for the lid. It's a really neat idea and it would be nice to have those moulds in different sizes.