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Welcome to our "Scissors Heaven!"
We have an entire display case full of the most wonderful Solingen Steel Cutlery from Germany, unusual novelty scissors from France, top quality embroidery scissors from Italy -- just a wonderful array! We're highlighting a few here, and will be adding more to treat you! (I kind of have this "scissor thing"...)

Featured here some styles from: Gingher, Dovo, Wasa, and some French and Italian importers. (Many have no names, per se, and since the invoices are often in German or Italian, I have no idea just what they call them! We just know that we LOVE them! So we've given all of them our own "SN numbers," to keep them straight!!!)   I'll try to give you some info about each!!!


DOVO


The DOVO scissor company is the oldest scissor company in Germany, but has recently stopped making embroidery scissors. They are located in the Solingen Valley of Germany... the best cutlery producing area in the world. Scissors bearing the words: "Solingen Steel," can only come from the Solingen region... I'd LOVE to tour the factory sometime.....

This was a fabulous line of scissors. They are all great to work with, they're sturdy, sharp, pretty, and just have the most wonderful "hand" to me. Every pair you pick up to try feels better than the last one! They have a "Satisfaction Guaranteed" guarantee, but you won't be disappointed! We have several styles, so here are some of them, while supplies last!

Announcing The Silver Needle's 35th Anniversary Scissors!
DOVO Solingen - click for more A Trio of Limited Edition Gold Embroidery Scissors by DOVO
Directly from Solingen, Germany - Exclusive to The Silver Needle

The Silver Needle's 35th Anniversary Scissor Circle - click for more To celebrate our 35th Year in business, we commissioned three different styles of embroidery scissors from our favorite scissor manufacturer - DOVO - of Solingen, Germany! What a fun Birthday Celebration for us.
We chose three super-favorite styles that DOVO has never produced in their brushed gold finish before. The scissors will never be available to anyone else... they are exclusive to The Silver Needle ONLY! It is our One-Time 35th Anniversary... so once they are gone, they will be gone forever!

The DOVO company manufactured fine cutlery for almost 140 years. The embroidery scissors they make are painstakingly precise in measurement and balance. Their tips are sharp - be careful - you can cut yourself with these! The cutting action is soooo smooth - something about the featured brushed finish of our Anniversary Set feels like nothing else. DOVO scissors are simply lovely to look at, hold and use! These are definitely a treat for any stitcher!!!

Our scissors are forged from Stainless Steel, machine and hand-honed into perfectly smooth pieces. Treated to a "Gold Plating Bath," we end up with beautiful, sleek cutting instruments for our needlework. Since these styles were never *in the production schedule* till we commissioned them (it took 2 years to get to this point!)... they are being made NOW... only for us!

Presenting our 2019 Anniversary Scissors: The Antonia, Margaret and Pauline. Named after my Grandmother, Aunt and Mother, we named our scissors so they'd be easy to identify... and not be just more 'pretty faces' in the world of scissors! Here we go:
  • Antonia - A sleek and slender 4-inch stainless steel scissor... over the years we have had this style in other finishes, but never the gold plated and then brushed finish that gives these such an elegant patina. Antonia's blades are 1-1/2 inches long. While this style is only 1/2 an inch longer than the more prevalent 3-1/2 inch styles... that extra half-inch REALLY adds a lovely feel. (Named after my maternal grandmother - Antonia was actually very short and stocky by the time I was old enough to know and love her. She came from Slovenia at age 18 to marry my grandfather. They were separated for the first night by the gate at Ellis Island!)
  • Margaret - Wow... this is a wonderful little 3-1/2 inch scissor. The blades are CURVED. NO... you don't get a 'curved cut' -- remember there just a razor-sharp, and very thin edge that is touching your threads as each is cut! The scissors are straight, but the blades curve 'up' a little, which gives your hand much more room to 'get in there' to get a close cut. You can maneuver your scissors much closer to where you want to be. Might seem strange, but you'll love how they feel. Margaret's blades are only 3/4 of an inch long, but the length on the way to handles gives you lots of leverage, very precise and nice to use! (My Aunt Margaret wasn't the 'curvy type' gal... but she was the single sister, she had a glamorous job downtown, and spending the night at her house was the BEST! Together with my Mom, she loaned me my SN starter $$!)
  • Pauline - This was DOVO's most popular scissor style - they refer to these as their Extra-Thin-Tipped Hardanger Scissors. We have had them in brushed stainless, but never the exquisite gold before. Just stunning and a delight to work with, the super-fine and tapered tip is amazing... you'll recognize that the minute you try to cut something super close and fine. These are a perfect 3-1/2 inches in size! (Pauline was my mother - she was an awesome lady, totally fun to do stuff with. She used to come to Market with me in Silver Needle's beginning years, and like these scissors - she was my Favorite!)
So... Treat yourself to perfectly lovely needlework scissors. I am sure you have lots of fun designs in your stash to stitch fobs or scissor cases for them... if you don't... we can help with that, too!

DOVO Anniversary Scissors come with a Special Anniversary Leather Scissor Sheath - (regularly $4.95... but included.)

Cutting Recommendations: Single or two-ply cotton or silk flosses and sewing threads.
Knitting or needlepoint yarns, metallics, fabric, or perforated paper NEVER recommended. (Ginghers are the better alternative, as well as our selections on the following page.)



DOVO Curved Lefty Embroidery Scissors - click for more DOVO Curved Lefty Embroidery Scissors
Talk about Specialty Scissors... these are a wonderful new offering for left-handed stitchers ONLY! (Hey, check out that Left-Handed Stitch Diagram Book we have as well!)

DOVO Curved Lefty Embroidery Scissors - click for more DOVO of Solingen, Germany, has mastered their regular left-handed embroidery scissors into a slightly curved style, which is AWESOME to use! The slight curve to the blades gives your hand the room to get really close to the cutting area without your hand crushing, brushing, bumping, and smashing which you've already stitched on your fabric!

Just like cutting through hand-rolled butter... these are SUCH a delight to hold and flex! DOVO's brushed stainless finish, super-tapered hot-forged tips, the finger holes are generous, the finish is smooth, and the points and blades razor-sharp. Luscious!!!

DOVO Margaret Curved Righty Embroidery Scissors - click for more
And... DOVO Curved Righty's!
Same delicate curve, same handle style... our Margaret Anniversary Scissors are for RIGHT-HANDED cutters. They feature a gorgeous brushed gold finish!

DOVO Margaret Curved Righty Embroidery Scissors - click for more
DOVO Embroidery Scissors - click for more

Cutting Recommendations: Single or two-ply cotton or silk flosses and sewing threads.
Knitting or needlepoint yarns, metallics, fabric, or perforated paper NEVER recommended. (Ginghers are the better alternative, as well as our selections on the following page.)


More DOVO scissor styles! DOVO SN13 - click for more

Solingen Steel from Germany, they are top-quality with smooth handle action and dreamy-sharp blades for precision cutting! We haven't had any new scissors for a while, so these are quite a treat. And... what stitcher can't use another pair of good scissors? Like all of the other DOVO embroidery scissors, once they're gone, they're gone.

SN13: Another classic style, the blades on these are slightly shorter than the SN3, the finger holes are farther away from your cutting.

They just 'feel different - longer' than the #3's. Shiny Stainless finish. DOVO Embroidery Scissors - click for more

Cutting Recommendations: Single or two-ply cotton or silk flosses and sewing threads.
Knitting or needlepoint yarns, metallics, fabric, or perforated paper NEVER recommended. (Ginghers are the better alternative, as well as our selections on the following page.)


Extra-Thin Tipped Scissors from Dovo - click to see more Extra-Thin Tipped Embroidery/Hardanger

Our brushed gold Pauline Scissor features a thin tapered tip that is perfect for Hardanger Embroidery cutting, and to reach very small spaces. VERY sharp, be careful! DOVO's most popular style of scissor! 3-1/2 inches long.

Cutting Recommendations: Single or two-ply cotton or silk flosses and sewing threads.
Knitting or needlepoint yarns, metallics, fabric, or perforated paper NEVER recommended.
(Ginghers are the better alternative, as well as our selections on the following page.)DOVO Embroidery Scissors - click for more


More Dovo Scissors -- The Support Staff And... The FANTASTIC Support Crew!
These are great! These quality Dovo scissors are smooth, functional, sturdy, very well balanced, and have an unbelievable feel to their cutting action. I think the brushed steel finish just makes them "swoosh" when you flex them! The blades are all substantial, without being clumsy. I just love to watch customer's reactions when I give them these to try out! (One of the only times we tolerate moaning and groaning in the shop!)

Antonia - A sleek and slender 4-inch stainless steel scissor... over the years we have had this style in other finishes, but never the gold plated and then brushed finish that gives these such an elegant patina. Antonia's blades are 1-1/2 inches long. While this style is only 1/2 an inch longer than the more prevalent 3-1/2 inch styles... that extra half-inch REALLY adds a lovely feel. DOVO Embroidery Scissors - click for more
Cutting Recommendations: Single or two-ply cotton or silk flosses and sewing threads.
Knitting or needlepoint yarns, metallics, fabric, or perforated paper NEVER recommended. (Ginghers are the better alternative, as well as our selections on the following page.)


SN28D Beautiful Classic Scissors by DOVO
In all our recent scissor gatherings, DOVO sent this lovely pair that we have never had before! (Actually, they are already discontinued... and they sent these kind-of-by-mistake! I'm keeping the shipment and I ordered all the rest they had left!!!)

Just a little longer than a 3-1/2 embroidery, they feel long and lean, but substantial... and really nice to work with. Your hand isn't quite as close to the cutting blades and material/threads as the smaller ones. Same awesome DOVO quality... they feature gold plated handles. This 5-1/4 inch length is really fun to have in a sewing case or laying out beside a sampler - but embellish them with a stitched fob so they aren't undressed!
DOVO Embroidery Scissors - click for more
Cutting Recommendations: Single or two-ply cotton or silk flosses and sewing threads.
Knitting or needlepoint yarns, metallics, fabric, or perforated paper NEVER recommended. (Ginghers are the better alternative, as well as our selections on the following page.)


Crystal Nail Files by DOVO Dovo Crystal Nail Files
A 'bonus' from my German scissor manufacturer, DOVO, the long glass nail file (no longer available... sorry!) is 5 1/2 inches, and the shorter one is a 3-1/4 inch long glass nail file.These are absolutely wonderful to use! Because they're crystal, the file side will never dull. The grind is very fine... but really does a nice job.

Just a perfect size for your purse or stitching bag, or even needlecase... these are functional and elegant! (My manicurist is from Germany, and she buys these from me each year at Christmas to give to the rest of her favorite clients! How's that for a testimonial?)
DOVO Embroidery Scissors - click for more

Gingher Shears and Embroidery Scissors - click for more
Gingher Shears and Scissors

Gingher Evelyn 8-inch Shears and 4-inch Embroidery Scissors The 2020 Annual Designer Series Gingher Shears and Scissors

This year's limited edition Gingher 8-inch Shears are still in stock! Always a pretty floral design enameled on the handles, this year they are named *Evelyn* and feature florals in the DMC color family of 349 to 352.

Very bright and cheerful, they are substantial in weight, super razor-sharp. and well balanced - everything you love about your Ginghers!

Presented with a plastic protective sheath.

Gingher Shears and Embroidery Scissors - click for more Cutting Recommendations for Scissors: Cotton or silk flosses and threads. Fine needlepoint and knitting yarns. Never paper.
Cutting Recommendations for Shears: Moderate to heavy needlepoint and knitting yarns and fabrics. Never paper.


Presenting the 2019 Gingher Juniper Limited Edition Designer Scissors
Presenting the 2019 Gingher Juniper Limited Edition Designer Scissors - click to see more
Due to arrive any day, (August of 2019) this year's pretty, decorated Gingher Designer Scissors feature a floral medley of green, blue and white! They are available in:
4-inch Embroidery - suitable for snipping threads.
8-Inch Sewing Shears - designed to cut fabrics.
**NEVER paper with your Ginghers!**

Pretty to look at because of the enameled design finish on the handles, dreamy to use because they are so substantial in feel... you'll love these scissors!

Gingher Shears and Embroidery Scissors - click for more Cutting Recommendations for Scissors: Cotton or silk flosses and threads. Fine needlepoint and knitting yarns. Never paper.
Cutting Recommendations for Shears: Moderate to heavy needlepoint and knitting yarns and fabrics. Never paper.

Four Different Small Embroidery Styles from Gingher - click to see a larger view
Four Different Small Embroidery Styles
Each comes with its own leather protective sheath for the blades.
From left to right: Lion's Tail, Epaulette, Stork and Large-Handled. The first three are 3-1/2 inches in overall length, while the large-handled style is 4-inches... just a bit bigger - for a larger hand.

Ginghers are generally on the more 'sturdy' end of our embroidery scissors. NEVER EVER cut paper with them. Cut nothing too heavy - like yarns (or you will loosen and ruin the tension screw) and DO NOT drop them. They'll give you years of good use!

Gingher Shears and Embroidery Scissors - click for more Cutting Recommendations for Scissors: Cotton or silk flosses and threads. Fine needlepoint and knitting yarns. Never paper.
Cutting Recommendations for Shears: Moderate to heavy needlepoint and knitting yarns and fabrics. Never paper.



WASA Scissors
WASA Scissors

What an exquisite treat we have in the shop!!! From the Solingen Valley of Germany, WASA is world-famous top-quality cutlery manufacturer -- a compliment to and competitor of DOVO! We have some new styles that we used to carry (but haven't been able to get for almost 10 years!) and some pretty new offerings!

Stainless steel, hand-forged, gold plating decoration, razor-sharp blades and tips, smooth and 'buttery' cutting action... just like DOVO embroidery scissors... WASA delivers the excellence of German artistry you will LOVE! Each has the WASA name and Solingen embossed into the blades. Choose our Regular-sized leather sheaths for these -- not the Preemie/small size... the double-sized are OK... but a little large.
Two beautiful pairs of scissors
SN21 The Buckingham
A delicate little 3 1/2" scissor... the lightest weight we have... these are truly breathtaking! Such a pretty presentation! They cut beautifully, but are not for heavy weight threads or fabrics!

These are a favorite for fancy needle cases and shadow box arrangements.

DOVO Embroidery Scissors - click for more
Cutting Recommendations: Single or two-ply cotton or silk flosses and sewing threads.
Knitting or needlepoint yarns, metallics, fabric, or perforated paper NEVER recommended. (Ginghers are the better alternative, as well as our selections on the following page.)

Victorian Hearts Scissors by WASA of Solingen, Germany
Victorian Hearts by WASA of Solingen, Germany

These come in a more rounded style - both are pretty and lovely to use. Both are 3 3/4".

DOVO Embroidery Scissors - click for more
Cutting Recommendations: Single or two-ply cotton or silk flosses and sewing threads.
Knitting or needlepoint yarns, metallics, fabric, or perforated paper NEVER recommended. (Ginghers are the better alternative, as well as our selections on the following page.)


3 1/2 inch Serpentines by WASA of Solingen, Germany Serpentines by WASA of Solingen, Germany
The 3-1/2 classic embroidery! This design is from an antique mold - they're all in museums now - so a very old, favorite design.

SO special and elegant in your sewing cases and scissor collections!
DOVO Embroidery Scissors - click for more
Cutting Recommendations: Single or two-ply cotton or silk flosses and sewing threads.
Knitting or needlepoint yarns, metallics, fabric, or perforated paper NEVER recommended. (Ginghers are the better alternative, as well as our selections on the following page.)

Storks and 3.5 inch embroidery scissors from Wasa - click to see the storks opened
Lovely 3-1/2 inch embroidery scissors, all are made in the Solingen Region of Germany... and area world-renown for top quality cutlery.
All feature stainless steel cutting blades, and some have gold plating... just lovely! Excellent cutting action, smooth blades, with nice, sharp tips!

The Storks - This is a classic embroidery scissor style... most commonly presented with gold handles and a gold bird! Beautiful little scissors, the blades are the bird's beak - very slender! Both are stainless - one has some gold plating, the other is classic shiny steel!

Our 6-1/2 Inch Storks are razor sharp - just like their smaller counterparts. Just bigger, and more striking, this size is so unusual, just really a treat to hold and use!

WASA Embroidery Scissors - click for more
Cutting Recommendations: Single or two-ply cotton or silk flosses and sewing threads.
Knitting or needlepoint yarns, metallics, fabric, or perforated paper NEVER recommended. (Ginghers are the better alternative, as well as our selections on the following page.)


Bohin of France
BOHIN Scissors


Bohin SN29 Gold Preemie SN29 2-5/8 Preemie Scissors by Bohin
Directly from France, we have these delightful little shiny gold scissors that are a teeny 2-5/8 inch in size. A petite size, these have a fairly sharp point, and I think a very slightly serrated blade. Serration -- that is the texturing on the blades -- like a ripply tomato or steak knife. It holds your thread in place better so when you cut; it's clean. (Your thread hasn't slid on the scissor blade and given you a frayed cut.)

Bohin of France - click for moreThe gold on these looks elegant... they are NOT a 'cheapie looking' pair of scissors!!! Very Nice!

Cutting Recommendations: Single or two-ply cotton or silk flosses and sewing threads.
Knitting or needlepoint yarns, metallics, fabric, or perforated paper NEVER recommended. (Ginghers are the better alternative, as well as our selections on the following page.)

Autumn Luster Scissors from Bohin of France
Autumn Luster Scissors from Bohin of France
Oh, these are a delicious new scissor I found at market! By Bohin, a French cutlery company, these are 3-1/2 inch stainless, and feature a softly curved handle shape. What makes them so pretty is the special finish... a marbling of translucent gold, black and cinnamon colors... all bonded onto the metal. Not dipped or air-brushed... this finish is ON THERE!

Bohin of France - click for moreSo pretty, I've never seen anything like these! Very well balanced, nice and sharp, a smooth cutting action, these are just a really nice little pair of scissors!!! (Not to mention how good they'll look in scissor cases stitched with fall colors!) I'll keep my eyes out for more from this company -- I'd seen some that retailed for $90 a pair -- but I was chicken to order those!!! Try these first!

Cutting Recommendations: Single or two-ply cotton or silk flosses and sewing threads.
Knitting or needlepoint yarns, metallics, fabric, or perforated paper NEVER recommended. (Ginghers are the better alternative, as well as our selections on the following page.)



Leather Scissor Cases - click to see more Leather Scissor Cases
We have some really nice, soft leather scissor cases to PROTECT your good scissors. From the DOVO people, their logo is not on these, but there is a *D* embossed on them... so if you are a Dana, Diane or Deanna -- it's your lucky day!

Anyway, one for 3-1/2 inch embroidery (no longer available) and another slightly larger one for the 4-inch styles, the entire scissor will fit in here and stay secure because of the snap closure. Our smaller leather sheaths are nice for scissors, but these are even better for travel, long term storage, or just good protection in a busy sewing box or needlework tote!

Double Leather Sheaths -- click here to see a larger view!
Leather Scissor Sheaths
Thin, soft leather... the larger double sheaths hold two pair of scissors together! Measuring approx 4 inches long, they will hold scissors that are larger than the regular 3-1/2 embroidery size. Small, simple and functional!
Also featured are the new tiny size, and the regular.


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