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Please email your lovely hostess Amy to sign up for this swap.   

This is a finished item swap for a fob that can be attached to a pair of scissors.

Size: 

Anything suitable to be attached to a pair of embroidery scissors.  Ideally, a fob should be slightly heavier than the scissors, so that when the scissors fall, they will not land on their delicate points.  However, some people do not like the extra weight when they use their scissors and you fob may be lighter.  Take care that your fob can be easily pulled through its own strap, so that the fob can be looped onto any pair of scissors.  

Materials:

You can use any method or materials to complete your fob.  Ask your partner before you employ jewelry findings or hardware for connecting the fob.  Although a lobster claw clasp may be very functional, it might mar or scratch the scissors when attached and used.  

Methods:

There are many methods and designs for making scissor fobs!  Check the bottom of this page for examples, samples and ideas.    

Theme:

Ask you partner what interests them!  Since this is planned as part of a series of swaps, make sure that you ask your partner about color and style, since the items will all be used together.

Note:

You are NOT expected to send a pair of scissors, just the fob.  

Who can participate: 

This swap is open to all SRESafeHaven list members in good standing.  International swappers are VERY welcome here! Contact Amy by email to sign up or if you have further questions.  Let me know if you are willing to swap internationally, because International swappers are always WELCOMED!!!

How to join:

Simply send an email to Amy at the address above no later than September 14, 2002.  Make sure you let her know if you are willing to swap internationally and if you would like more than one partner.  Also, let Amy know if you are willing to substitute in case someone drops out.

Partner assignments:  

Partners will be randomly assigned on September 15, 2002. You will be contacted by the hostess via email with the name and email address of your partner for this swap.  The names will also be listed here as a reference.  You will be expected to email your partner directly regarding physical mail addresses and preferences.  

Deadline for completion:

The finished scissors fob should be in the mail by October 31, 2002.  

Drop-out Policy:

There is a "no questions asked" drop out policy.  Just let Amy know if you cannot complete the assignment once made.  

Incentives for timely completion:

A special "box of goodies" including beads, charms, and other fun stuff to add to your SRE projects.  Furnished by your lovely hostess Amy.  

All participants who complete and mail their finished item on time will be eligible to win this random drawing.  

Web resources and ideas for this swap:

bulletAli Tassels Designer Tassels (do not MISS!  Click on each tassel to see how incredible they are!)
bulletAnn Powell Ltd. Russian Scissor Dolls
bulletBurke's Backyard How to Make a Ribbon Tassel
bulletCaron Net The Caron Keeper
bulletCATS Class Hardanger Fob
bulletCATS Class Mini-Basket Liner, Scissors Fob and Case
bulletCivil War Museum Flag Tassels
bulletDelinda V Amura Photo Gallery
bulletDebiLuvsSRE Scissor Fobs and Scissor Case (click on the thumbnail on the left to see the larger image)
bulletDesigns of Joy Scissors Fob
bulletElna Scissors Pocket Necklace
bulletHGTV Silken Tassels
bulletInnotts Erica's Dropletta Tassel
bulletInnotts Erica's Tie Back Tassel
bulletLion Brand Chenille Tassels 
bulletMeinke Toys Bright Dot Tassel
bulletMeinke Toys Coquette Tassel
bulletPatricia Brubaker Ribbon Tassels
bulletSafe Haven Resources for Tassel Making
bulletSafe Haven Swaps Hearts and Roses
bulletAmy's Heart Fob
bulletBelinda's Heart Fob
bulletNora's Heart Fob
bulletSandra's Heart Fob
bulletShay's Heart Fob 
bulletSculpey Tassels, Buttons, Whatever
bulletSwallow Hill Creations Tassel (Knit or Crochet Beading)
bulletTassel Magic Tassels
bulletVictoria Adams Brown of RibbonSmyth Scissors Tassel Fob

Commercially available patterns on line:

There are several commercially available kits and patterns that would be perfect for this swap.  

bulletCharland Designs Boo-Cat Scissor Fob
bulletCharland Designs Claddagh Scissor Fob
bulletCharland Designs Hands to Work Scissor Fob
bulletCharland Designs Heart Scissor Fob
bulletCharland Designs Holly Scissors Fob
bulletElegant Needle Designs Scissor Fob
bulletJean Farrish Rose Scissor Fob
bulletKari Me Away Scissor Tassel and more
bulletLady Bug Creations Stumpwork Raspberry Scissors Fob (about half way down the page)
bulletMary Jane Collection Hedgerow Scissor Fob
bulletMary Jane Collection Nostalgia Scissor Fob (way down on the page)
bulletNeedlecrafts Unlimited Victorian Lace Scissors Fob 
bulletNeedles!  Victorian Lace Scissors Fob
bulletNostalgic Needle Tudor Knot Scissor Sheath and Fob
bulletNostalgic Needle Fancy Footwork Fob
bulletShakespeare's Peddler Rooster Scissors Fob
bulletShepard's Bush Rolls, Fobs and Pincushions
bulletThe Silver Needle Beaded Fob with Tassel
bulletWhite Hart Designs Scissor Fob Patterns
bulletWyndham Needleworks Heart's Content Scissors Fobs

Commercially available patterns in print:

Some suggested Magazine sources for patterns:  

bulletPiecework/Needleworker January/February 2002.  Vol. X, Number 1.  CATS Scissors Fob.  Designed and stitched by Liz Turner Diehl.
bulletEmbroidery and Cross Stitch.  Express Publications.  Australia.
bulletVolume 3, Number 4.  "Brazilian Beauty" Heart-shaped mini cushion.  (pp. 74)
bulletVolume 3, Number 6.  "White Cats Needlework Set" Appliquéd needlebook, pincushion, scissors case with tassel. (pp. 78)
bulletVolume 4, Number 2.  "Tassel with Ribbon Rose Ruff" (pp. 41) and "Micro-mini Canvaswork Cushions" Needlepoint (pp. 70)
bulletInspirations. Country Bumpkin Publications.  Australia.
bulletIssue 18 - "Allegro" SRE Tassel (pp. 56)
bulletIssue 21 - Finishing Touches" Chatelaine (pp. 4)
bulletSampler & Antique Needlework Quarterly. Winter 2001. Volume 25.  "Hardanger Scissor Case & Fob" (pp. 36)

Some suggested book titles for ideas and patterns:

bulletCampbell-Harding, Victoria. Beaded Tassels, Braids & Fringes.  Sterling Publishing. Softcover.  128 pages.  ISBN 0-80694-8396
bulletClement, Clarie.  Terrific Tassels and Fabulous Fringe: Heirloom Accents from Modern Materials.  Krause Publications.  Softcover.  128 pages ISBN 0-87341-8190
bulletDickens, Susan.  Art of Tassel Making.  Independent Publishers Group.  Softcover.  152 pages.  ISBN 1-86448-1226
bulletDriskell, Linda.  Victorian Elegance: Heirloom Pulled Thread Sewing Accessories.  Book 21.
bulletDriskell, Linda.  Victorian Floral Heart: Sewing Accessories and Alphabet.  Book 37.
bulletDriskell, Linda.  Victorian Hardanger Sewing Accessories: A Basic Hardanger Course.  Book 25.
bulletTaylor, Enid.  Tassel Making for Beginners. Guild of Master Craftsman Publications. Softcover. 128 pages. ISBN 186108062X
bulletWelch, Nancy.  The Creative Art of Tassels.  Sterling. Hardcover.   128 pages. ISBN 0-80696-2534

If your name does not appear here and you have signed up, or if it is here by mistake, please send me an email so that I can correct the list!

Sending Swap Partner: Receiving Swap Partner: Thumbnail of project:
Amy in CA (I) Janice T

Nancy in CA Elizabeth in TX

Debbie in GA Nigella

Debbie in GA Anzia in Malaysia

photo pending

Elizabeth in TX Kathleen in AZ

Mary in TX Debbie in GA

Sandra in CA Lita in

Nigella Janel in CA

 

Kathleen in AZ Nancy in CA

Janel in CA Mary in TX

Gerri in NC Amy in CA

Janice T in AL Debbie in GA

Anzia in Malaysia Sandra in CA

Lita in Gerri in NC

pending

LaJuana in TX JoAnn in TX

 

JoAnn in TX LaJuana in TX

(I) - will exchange internationally

 

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