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Embroidery scissors

BrendaP

Embroidery scissors
« on: December 31, 2017, 10:37:30 AM »
If anyone has Christmas money burning a hole in their pocket these scissors are reputed to be superb.


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« Last Edit: December 31, 2017, 10:39:29 AM by BrendaP »
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

BrendaP

Re: Embroidery scissors
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2017, 10:41:02 AM »
Sorry, I tried to edit the url and even though it appears on my screen the edited version doesn't show on the board.  The correct link is:

https://www.frenchneedle.com/collections/scissors/handmade
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

Acorn

Re: Embroidery scissors
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2017, 10:45:00 AM »
Aren't they beautiful!  I may have to pass though... that's a lot of fabric money... and I bought a very nice pair of medium sized stork scissors from Calico Kate's just before Christmas.
I might look as though I'm talking to you, but inside my head I'm sewing.

Madame Cholet

Re: Embroidery scissors
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2017, 10:54:44 AM »
Sorry, I tried to edit the url and even though it appears on my screen the edited version doesn't show on the board.  The correct link is:

https://www.frenchneedle.com/collections/scissors/handmade

I love the little boxes. Individual shaped boxes for sharp pointy scissors are a fab idea.
I nurse unloved vintage Berninas back to health and then just cannot bring myself to part with any of them... 807, 830, 840, 530-2, 930, 910, and a modded 717 in a Singer treadle base.

Bodgeitandscarper

Re: Embroidery scissors
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2017, 10:55:55 AM »
Very nice, and I really love the little wooden boxes - but I'd expect solid gold for those prices!

Tamnymore

Re: Embroidery scissors
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2017, 11:47:01 AM »
You mean they aren't gold?? :D
'One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.' Oscar Wilde

SkoutSews

Re: Embroidery scissors
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2017, 12:12:15 PM »
They are indeed gorgeous and someone is buying them, as some of the most expensive ones are marked 'sold out'. I won't be ordering!

Ohsewsimple

Re: Embroidery scissors
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2017, 12:31:01 PM »
Wow, won't be buying those!   Mine often end up being knocked into the waste bin.  I'd be too scared to use these. 

Roger

Re: Embroidery scissors
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2017, 12:59:32 PM »
Wow they are pricey! I was just looking at https://www.ernestwright.co.uk/index.php?route=information/information&information_id=12

And slightly flinching at the price... but these guys! They’re seriously pretty but the cost ouch!
A bit of a vintage sewing machine nut! Singers: 500a, 401g, 48k Elnas: lotus SP & grasshopper, Bernina 530-2 F+R 504, Pfaff 30, Cresta T-132

UttaRetch

Re: Embroidery scissors
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2017, 13:41:50 PM »
At some of those prices, they would need to be magic. 0_0
What goes around comes around.

Tamnymore

Re: Embroidery scissors
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2017, 14:18:43 PM »
The great thing about Ernest Wright scissors is that they are made in Sheffield. If you buy a pair of their dressmaking scissors you will never need to buy another pair.
'One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.' Oscar Wilde

UttaRetch

Re: Embroidery scissors
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2017, 17:31:24 PM »
I have a pair of Ernest Wright's and am disappointed with them.  However, this is probably more to do with my cutting technique (or lack thereof) rather than anything being wrong with the shears.
What goes around comes around.

Roger

Re: Embroidery scissors
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2017, 19:18:02 PM »
I have a pair of Ernest Wright's and am disappointed with them.  However, this is probably more to do with my cutting technique (or lack thereof) rather than anything being wrong with the shears.

Really? What do you find to be a problem with them?

I have a couple of 20 yr old pairs of fiskars so don’t really count as the height of scissor appreciation.
A bit of a vintage sewing machine nut! Singers: 500a, 401g, 48k Elnas: lotus SP & grasshopper, Bernina 530-2 F+R 504, Pfaff 30, Cresta T-132

UttaRetch

Re: Embroidery scissors
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2018, 08:50:54 AM »
The same problem as with all shears: I cannot cut with the throat and find it much better using the tips.
What goes around comes around.

Mocarroll

Re: Embroidery scissors
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2018, 21:03:57 PM »
I really wanted a pair of Earnest Wright shears which my lovely husband bought me in the summer for my birthday. Like you UR I am disappointed with them. They were so stiff that I couldn’t open them with my thumb and forefinger. They seemed to be binding halfway along the blades so I sent them back to be adjusted. I still can’t get on with them and have reverted to my 30 year old Wilkinson Sword (fiskars)