Random Afternoon Question

My friend, June, asked me about embroidery scissors the other day and I'm going to steal her question. ;)

What scissors do you use for stitching? How many pairs of scissors do you own and do you have a favorite pair?

Mine are Gingher's gold handle embroidery scissors and I love them to death. It's so sharp and well made that I use it exclusively. I have another pair from a friend, with a stork handle, but I've only used it once.

Comments

mdgtjulie said…
Oh, boy. I have lots of scissors. I have four pair of gold stork scissors, and two pair of colored ones. I have one pair of teeny purple snips. I have one pair of silver ones, but they don't work so well, so I rarely use them. I like the sharp little stock scissors the best. They are SUPER sharp!!!
Nicola said…
I have some fiskars embroidery scissors. No one allowed to touch them but meeee! :-)) xx
Jenny said…
I have so many that I can't keep track of them! No absolute;y favorite - but I do have a large pair of Gingher fabric shears that DH is not even allowed to look at....
Pauline said…
Sure i have a favourite scissor!
It is a bird-scissor.
I have more than 3 scissors, in every box there is one.They all seems to walk away when i need them...just as your needles do! :)
Ewa said…
I have a pair of Fiskars embroidery scissors. They are my babies.
Anne said…
I have two scissors: one gold stork scissors that I got when I was 16 and they are my favourite, the other pair, the little Elizabethan one from Kelmscott Designs, aren't very sharp at all but very pretty.
Measi said…
I confess I have only a simple, inexpensive "all purpose craft" pair from JoAnns. And when those go wandering, I have a set of nail clippers that are kept exclusive for stitching (great for my travel bag so I don't poke holes in it!)

I used to have a pair of stork scissors, and my husband wandered off with them!
anojaa said…
I have only one, it's a bird scissor.
I usually have to keep them safe because buddy always want to play with them :)
Lesleyanne said…
I have two pairs of stork scissors and a pink and white pair.
Babs said…
Hello, I never joined this before, so I really don't know how this works.

Do I have to answer at your blog here, or can I make a blogpost at my blog with pictures and so aswell?

Love, Babs
I have one pair that I received from an exchange that I use for everything.
Karyn said…
I have two pairs, both Gingher and both silver. Lion's tail and stork. I love love love my stork scissors. =] But my lion's tail ones were my first so they are also special. I usually take those ones on trips and have my stork scissors for home. When I was a kid I used a giant pair with orange handles that barely cut the thread. =P
Andie said…
I have 3 pairs and move them around between my projects, I don't have a favourite and I am not sure of the brand... not gingher though I think :D I might have to invest in a pair one day :D I have heard so much about them
I have to admit I have a bit of a scissor fetish. When I see any scissors that are cute or colourful it has to be bought. Big problem with a lot of craft stores they always have an embroidery scissor display at the checkout and I fall for the impulse buy of scissors everytime. Last count I have 30 pairs of angels, birds and dragons.
I only have one pair that I use all the time, a small pair with blue handles that hubby bought for me because he kept using my old ones to cut the small boy's hair!
I love the "snip" they make when they cut threads.
If I have to cut a longer tail than usual or have to cut a knot out I will "snip" the piece into smaller sections just for the pleasure of "snipping"!
Mireille said…
I am late for answering but vetter late then never.
I have one Ginghers', one with much colors, à very vet fine point for application work. I also try to have in each work à scissor.
Hugs mireille
Mia said…
I use my stork scissors for all handcrafts. I love the sharpeness of them and once in a while with hardanger they are sharp enough to snip the threads between the stitches.
And I don't have any idea how many I have - loads... lol
Ericille said…
Hi Joyce! I enjoy reading your blog! For your question, I have a total of 6 scissors (I try to justify that to hubby-- so I can easily pop one into any bag I'm carrying! LOL!), 1 generic embroidery scissor (just sitting inside my craft drawer!) 3 Gingher storks (2 gold and 1 silver), 1 Gingher Lion's Tail (silver) and 1 Gingher Fleur De Liz (pewter finish). I would say that my favorite is the Lion's Tail but all my Ginghers are super sharp, and I rotate them with my projects too. :)

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