Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Cutting edge of embroidery
You can't do embroidery without scissors. Unless you use a knife or maybe your teeth! So let's talk about scissors this week.
As you can probably tell from the photo I like the Fiskars scissors. The small pair on the left are my embroidery scissors. The pair with the blue handles are also embroidery scissors, but I must admit that I'm pretty disappointed with them. They don't cut very well, boo! So I'll stick with the Orange Wonder. ;-)
It's important to look after your scissors, in particular to not use them for anything else than their intended purpose: cutting thread/fabric. So I've tied a bit of thread on the embroidery scissors, and a bit of fabric on the fabric scissors so it's obvious that these are special scissors. And I've informed the husband that these may never be used for cutting paper etc, because that will make them dull.
Am I the only one who is so particular about scissors? Do you have a favourite pair of scissors? How do you keep them sharp and ready for action?