This is the perfect holiday gift for yourself or someone special. A DIY project that includes downloadable templates, patterns and detailed instructions complete with photographs and hyperlinks to Youtube videos of every stitch used. I have sourced all the materials needed for this project and have included hyperlinks to everything. This fully lined and padded, linen and wool soft case is large enough to hold a 6 1/2″ Scissor and another pair of smaller scissors. The finished case is 4″ wide and 7″ long. There are TWO PDF instruction booklets, one in English and one in French.
I set out with the idea that I wanted to create something that could be made fairly quickly. I also liked the idea of a scissor case that, as it turns out, can also hold a second pair of scissors and/or a pair of pliers or anything else that might need protection. This is the perfect gift for anyone who likes to bring a project along, whether in a car, train, bus or plane. This scissor case is part of a series, which I began calling the “Rock Series” because each of the designs, feature rocks as in my River Rocks Pouch, Rock Gardens – A Variation on a Rice Sack, Water & Rocks: A Glasses Case and this one Water: A Scissor Case.
The inspiration for each involves rocks of some kind. This last design was inspired by rocks and water, and how water reflects what’s surrounding it.
Whenever I’m inspired by something it becomes less about the actual thing that is inspiring me and more a place to begin exploring. Rather than attempt to render actual rocks and water, each element serves as a jumping off point. The inspiration fades into the background as the design takes shape. Water is less about water and more about light, the refraction of light on water and
the way water serves as a mirror for all that surrounds it. The rocks become small oases where I explore color and composition, using thread and stitches to accentuate dimension, depth, shape and color. And in the end, I have an item I can actually use or give to someone special; making this the perfect gift.
French translation – Nadia Massoni.