thread scissors

These are an absolute delight to use. They were a lot of money but weren’t expensive (if you see what I mean). They are solid and smooth and built to last and can be repaired and sharpened forever and ever. I intend to buy myself a whole set.

I bought them from the great grandson of Ernest Wright himself. Who held them up to his ear and carefully listened to them opening and closing before passing me several pairs of seemingly identical scissors so I could ‘see which pair belongs to you’. Not understanding why I did as I was told and found that each pair was slightly different and I could easily chose my pair after all.

So, here are my handmade thread scissors. I’m going to make them a little case and I’m going to take enormous care over the making of it because I’m pretty sure I’ll have both forever.

5 Responses to “thread scissors”

  1. Dorothy Griffiths Says:
    October 18th, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Hi Janet how fab are these – being new to sewing I am quickly finding all the tools needed and tiny scissors have been so useful when I have been doing applique – looking forward to working on one of your designs from Freya and Fred, one of my most favourite books of all time! I am starting with the little dresses on the front of little makeup bags which I am making for my friends for their handmade Christmas gifts. Hopefully they will turn out ok……..A lovely post Janet thanks so much. Have a lovely weekend
    Lots of love

  2. Dotty Says:
    October 21st, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    The joy of a good pair of scissors! Hide them so no-one else can cut with them!Mr Dotty almost used my fabric scissors to cut cardboard- that would have ended in “words”!:)

  3. Plum Cox Says:
    October 22nd, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    What a lovely tale of scissor buying – I’m green with envy, they sound lovely!

    Looking forward to seeing what type of case you make for them (and hearing how you keep the rest of the family away from them!

  4. monica Says:
    October 23rd, 2013 at 8:01 am

    oh cool!

    how wonderful. Can’t beat craftsmanship.

  5. Marcia Elliott Says:
    February 19th, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    I love Hearty Homemade Stew. I also think your seaside collection is very cute.

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