June 2021 Stitch-a-long: Aztec Scissors Case – Side 2

For our June stitch-a-long on Facebook we are working on Side 2 of the Aztec Scissors Case we started stitching in April! Here’s more about this month’s stitch-a-long from admin Kate Gaunt:

Our June SAL project is Side 2 of the Aztec Scissors Case we began in April. The file link shows the instructions for Side 2. No new supplies are needed for stitching the second side of the scissors case. Instructions for finishing/assembly will be posted separately.

Have fun and let’s see your scissors cases in progress!

Download: Aztec Scissors Case – Side 2
Download: Aztec Scissors Case – Side 1
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Here are some hints for removing the threads on Side 1 of the Aztec Scissors Case shared by Kate in the Stitch-a-long Group on Facebook:

Hints for removing threads on Side 1 of the Aztec Scissors Case….A couple people have mentioned the difficulty of the thread removal. It’s not the easiest thing, but slow and steady and a big tapestry needle helped do it for me. I used the tapestry needle to unpick the threads to get things going. I wasn’t able to just loosen an end and pull out the thread like you can with linen. If you have a pair of tweezers, those can be helpful too. Here are some additional pictures illustrating the thread removal step-by-step. Also, I did NOT wet the canvas to do this step. I think it’s important to keep the sizing in the canvas. Once you get the first couple of rows out, you can wiggle the threads more and things get a lot easier.(See some pictures in the Facebook post)


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