Here you see some (operative word, some) of my scissors in their native habitat.This mug was made by a dear friend of mine, Dave, who called himself, Lost Guide Pottery. I cried when the handle broke, and smile seeing it sitting on my desk, tea-less and scissorful.
At the last Fiber Arts Alliance Meeting (FAA- find us on FB), we had a series of mini demos by members, all invoving scissors in some way, and I was the ONLY demo-er who's scissors were
I do a lot of art on the go , and could be carrying up to 20 scissors at a time, and I always identified them with just a piece of masking tape!
(shame and embarrassment)
As luck would have it, Suzanne of Quietfire Design,
asked me if she had sent me the paracord from the Prima Publishing event at last winters CHA.
I looked in the goody box she sent me and there it was!
This is what I had left after making the two fobs.
There was about 8ft of cord, and an instruction book, by Leisure Arts
Everybody wants one.
I experimented from the book, ripped them all out and delved into the lanyard making canyons of my mind( and youtube) and came up with a design using what we use to call the box stitch,
added some elephants ,because I could, and some beads to hide where you stabilize the cord by melting it with a lighter.
My second attempt, I started with a knot stitch at the bottom- the book was helpful for this- and finished off with box stitch, beads and a worry doll.
(tell tail tape still in evidence!)
I can proudly enter July's FAA show and tell with my newly fobbed scissors.
Did y'all make gimp lanyards as kids?
I had to laugh at this brilliant PR job using the pararcord.
It does go faster.
Just for fun, below is one of my favorite Billy Collins poems.