Mosaic Tea Tray
By Comfort Smithson from Fundi Box
28th JANUARY, 2021
Its February, the month of love, Valentine's day is the highlight of the month. With that in mind, this month's project was curated reminds us to treat that special someone to a little pampering. This tray is all you will need to set the mood all year round, think breakfast in bed, wine for two. With the bright coloured mosaic tiles set in the beautiful gradient to reflect a scene of the sunset in the Serengeti in Africa. The warm sunrays against the green landscape.
This project will allow you to get your creative juices flowing while getting your hands really deep and dirty with the grouting and handpicked mosaic tiles. This craft is one that is not a typical one that you would think of trying as a craft which makes it that much more fun. And that is what Fundi Box is all about, aimin to help you explore and learn crafts and projects that are out of your comfort zone.
The kit includes:
One small wooden tray
1 pack of mosaic tiles
Full instructions to guide you through
And just like all other Fundi Boxes, it will include special gift Sourced from Africa just for you.
(This kit is has now sold out. You can learn more about joining us for future kits at the bottom of this page).
If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.
- African proverb -
Starting 2021, in support of all the black owned craft business, I decided to introduce Kwetu, (swahili word to mean "at our place"). Opening doors and creating a platform for other crafters in the African-Caribbean community to be able to share their talents and crafts to more audiences in the UK . It is my hope that this will bring more awareness to their brands as well.
MEET THE ARTIST #1
FOUNDER OF QEMAMU MOSAICS
Dionne Ible, is a UK born Mosaic Artist from Bedfordshire where she currently resides. She was first introduced to mosaic in 2002 after searching for a more creative interest outside of her 9-5 role working as a Legal Secretary.
Having found her artistic side, Dionne decided to take further training with award winning mosaic artists and also teaching herself.
Its been anabsolute honour working with Dionne and this project truly does help us show the vibrant warm serengeti sunset vibes with the gradient in the tray.
You can find more of Dionne's work on her website:
FEATURED GIFT IN THIS BOX
Trim grass woven bottle holder from Swaziland
Weaving together tradition with innovation these beautiful grass woven bottle holders are hand made by rural artisans in Swaziland, providing home based employed for over 750 women.
Made from Lutindzi grass, this indigenous grass is sustainably harvested annually from rocky outcrops in the Swazi mountains.Ideal for bottle/glass holders, utilities and plant pots
If you are interested in buying some in the UK or Europe, you can find some more lovely pieces from Gone Rural UK, who so generously sourced our gifts for this month.