When I come home from school every day, I so look forward to reading emails from all of you. Yesterday I got one that asked for help from The Unbroken Thread community.
Somebody has offered to buy me a really nice pair of embroidery scissors for my birthday (one of those with a zero- shush……….)
But I cannot find any… Can your blog help?”
Of course we can help, I thought. Our combined knowledge must be staggering!
I use two different pairs: one for embroidery and one for gold work. My embroidery scissors are KAI 4″ fine point embroidery scissors. They are sharp, sharp, sharp! And they have a fine point so snipping out stitches (which I do a LOT as you all know!) isn’t so difficult or so dangerous to the fabric.
My goldwork scissors are from the RSN and came as a set with a mellor. I’ve been very happy with both tools and, after my gold work course this summer, I’ll be able to tell you even better how they held up to lots of use.
A while back a reader wrote to share some scissors she said were wonderful called Sissororoos. I love the kangaroo handle!
They certainly look wonderful but I haven’t used them. One of our Australian readers must use these. If you do, please leave a comment and tell us what you think. They are beautiful and I’d love to own a pair.
However, as nice as these scissors are, our birthday girl wants some special. A bit fancy, unusual, elegant, unique even.
The French Needle carries really, REALLY special scissors. They’re made in France but I’ve had no luck finding the supplier in France. If anyone can help, those of us in Europe would love to know who sells these here. The import duty from the USA would be prohibitive!
Sajou in France carries some lovely scissors that don’t cost the earth and are pretty special in my book. Sajou carries loads of wonderful things….but that’s for another day.
So dear Unbroken Thread community, can you help the gift giver find those special scissors? Please leave a recommendation or comment and include a link if you can so we all know where to look. Thank you!