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A taste of Christmas

Here you will find the pictures and instructions to help you in completing this charming scissor fob.

This design can be downloaded HERE



The branch is embroidered in long and short stitch with one thread.

The leaves are embroidered in satin stitch or in fishbone stitch depending on the shapes, all with one thread.

The berries are embroidered in satin stitch with one thread.

Add a French knot 1 thread 1 wrap for the pedicels.

The bow is embroidered in juxtaposed rows of stem stitch with 2 threads.

I added some back stitch in gold thread to embellish the ribbon  and straight stitch in some leaves to represent the veins.


Cut the two embroidered and ironed pieces  leaving an edge of about 7 mm. Return all 4 edges on the back and fix with a running stitch. By putting the two parts against each other, embroidered faces outside, embroider with Palestrina stitch and 4 threads of stranded cotton passing through the two layers of fabric. I inserted a bead between each Palestrina knot.

Embroider all around the fob in this way. Insert a cord at the top and a tassel at the bottom, fill and close.


 To embroider this design, we used DMC cotton floss 779, 522, white, 3740, 814 and 817

We also used gold thread and small beads