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November ended up being a difficult and mostly unproductive month. In the last few days I was finally back to working on a project. This is an old/new project. I am not sure how many years ago I designed and first started embroidering this scissor case, which I hadn’t touched in many years since I hated the way the stitches I picked were turning out, they were inordinately time consuming, and I didn’t know how to do some of them properly, resulting in a mess that I was not proud of and did not want to spend time finishing.
On Thanksgiving I finally dug it out, pulled out all the original embroidery, and redrew the design so it was easily visible again. On Friday I started embroidering it in a completely different manner. What you see here is how far I was able to get by Saturday night.
The borders are all bayeux style couching of blue pearl cotton with purple three-strand cotton DMC floss. The borders are two-strand purple DMC cotton floss, stem stitched. I will be embroidering much of the detailed design using padded satin stitch, and otherwise I am undecided on what stitches to use. The fabric is cotton duck canvas.
Project: Embroidered Scissor Case
|I am an artist, seamstress, and craftswoman, specializing in realistic artwork, minimalist animals, Celtic knotwork, and bespoke corsetry and costuming. I am mostly self-taught, having developed my skills over years of passionate practice. I love sharing knowledge, and to that end I maintain an informative blog, periodically publish free tutorials, and teach workshops.|