Thursday, May 13, 2010

Embroidered scissors from the book Redwork from the Workbasket

I used to only do machine embroidery but I have become quite the fan now of hand embroidery. And what is my favorite tool? Why yes it is the scissors so I didn't have to go any further than the cover of Redwork from The WORKBASKET to find my latest embroidery design.

Redwork from The WORKBASKET comes with a disk of all the images so this makes sizing sew easy!

I printed the scissors out and then cut the outline of the scissors out. I then trace the shape onto the fabric with a wash away marker.
I aligned the scissors so that the part that was supposed to be the strap fell on the seam.
I will definitely be using more of the 100 designs included in

Redwork from The WORKBASKET: 100 Designs for Machine and Hand Embroidery to embellish more of my projects!

More about the book from Krause:

"Get the highly sought-after vintage embroidery look in the 21st century with Redwork from The WORKBASKET , 100 authentic WORKBASKET designs presented in multiple digitized formats for machine embroidery. These vintage designs are available in JPEG format as well so even hand-embroiderers can create their own transfers. Discover how to make these designs with 12 projects that include dishtowels, an apron, a foldable tote bag, framed sentiments, a bed quilt and more. Instructions, templates, tips on thread and fabric selection and a visual index of patterns complete this great package!

Rebecca Kemp Brent is a freelance writer, educator and designer who specializes in creative uses of computerized sewing and embroidery machines and software. A regular contributor to Creative Machine Embroidery, Quilting & Embroidery, Paper & Embroidery and Holiday Embroidery, her titles for Krause Publications (an imprint of F+W Media, Inc.) include Fill in the Blanks with Machine Embroidery (2007) and Machine Embroidery Wild and Wacky (2006), which she co-authored with Linda Turner Griepentrog. "

1 comment:

Eileen Bergen said...

Very Cute; but what does "redwork" mean?

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