Sunday, March 01, 2015

Finish: Scissor Fob

This poor little scissor fob. I don't know why I haven't gotten to this sooner. I completed the stitching in July 2005. And according to that post I took the class with Lauren Sauer of Forget-Me-Nots in Stitches in 1995 or 1996. So this has taken 20 years. (I need to let that sink in!) You can see that it has a companion pincushion which has been finished since at least 2004, perhaps even earlier. The scissor rest and the needlebook still need to be finished, but we may or may not see them this month.

This finish uses an overcast backstitch. (If you click through, you will see how to make a piece of stitching into a bookmark. Jen is very clever.) I like this method because all the finishing is on the outside and is decorative. (I plan to show you a couple of even more decorative ways to do this.) Even better, I don't have to do any blind stitching. I'm so bad at it, it usually distorts my finished object.

If you'd like to see more action shots of this finishing technique, check out these blogs:



This type of finish is often coupled (as I have here) with twisted cord. There are loads of tutorials for this.

  • Vonna can show you how, using the Krienik Cording Drill.
  • DMC shows you how to do it with just a pen.
  • Head here if you want a video.

I do intend to add to the knowledge here, but not just yet.

15 comments:

Linda said...

Cute finish Nikki.

Linda

Pamela said...

Nice finish. I took a class with Lauren Sauer in the mid-90's also. I like the edging on the pin cushion. I'd love to see the whole set.

Margaret said...

Beautifully done!

MelissaD said...

I'm not admitting how old some of my unfinished projects are.
I like the leaf border - different and pretty

Nina said...

I think we all have some unfinished stitching in our cupboards that are quite old! You've made a lovely finish for this one. Thanks so much for the links as well!

Thoeria said...

That is a lovely fob, Nikki! And you've managed to dazzle me with your creativity on this one ....and it's only the start of the month :D

Susan said...

A finish is a finish, no matter how many decades it takes! Your pieces look great.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Nice start... well, great finish! Nice start to the month of great finishes! :-)

Beth W said...

It's adorable, and seems fitting that such an aged project would be one of your first finishes of the month!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Lovely scissor fob. It's scary how some of our projects are all grown up and could have little projects of their own now.

KimM said...

Your scissor fob is "fab" ;0)
I love scissor fobs - they're like jewelry for our scissors.
xxx

Barbi said...

Nice Job!

Sheryl S. said...

Beautiful fob, love the colours and finishing

Casa Pearl said...

That's gorgeous. I need to take a page from your book and work on finishing the many things lying at the bottom of a basket.

Marexstitch said...

Yup I too have seasoned stitch pieces. I do sort wished I date my stitched things but then again maybe not.... This fob is fab!