Don't miss Scissors, page 1!
Welcome to page 2 of 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 on Page 1, 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!!!
Welcome to May and The Silver Needle's *May Daily Treats!*|
We're going every-other day this year and offering Treats each Monday, Wednesday and Friday during the month of May! We'll post the Treat here... then click through the pic to choose yours. Our Treats special pricing is good on its day and the next, unless we run out of it.
(That means Monday's Treat should last Monday and Tuesday.
Wednesday should last Wed and Thursday.
Friday's should last the weekend.
But... if we run out, the Treat is devoured and gone until the next one releases!)
It's Harry Potter and Darth Vader Weekend!
We have 'official' Harry Potter and Darth Vader scissors stored in coordinating 'pleather' sheaths. 6-Inches in overall length, they feature enameled decoration, and fit inside the 5-inch protective cover.
Not the finest tips, but very sharp blades, they are good enough for the paper and yarns, and great for the scissor drawer in the kitchen!
Normally $11... our Treat this weekend offers them for $6/pair... while they last!
Colorful Dessert Scissors
These look good enough to eat - but don't DO that! We have three new pair of decorated 3-1/2 embroidery scissors - with matching 'pleather' sheaths.
Choose between cupcakes, ice cream cones or jelly beans. Each scissor has the design on the entire scissor - just not the blades, and the sheaths match.
3-1/2 Inch novelty scissors... perfect to decorate an Americana project... not super precise or sharp - but cute!
We'll choose one for you, unless you have a favorite!
Harry Potter, Star Wars & Frozen II Scissors!
Wow... something fun through our doors this week! Licensed by all the right people... (Disney, WBEI and LFL) we are excited to offer these fun 6-inch scissors in protective 'pleather' decorated sheaths! Each pair measures 6 inches in overall length, and their companion (plasticy-leathery) sheaths measure 5 inches. Tips are not super pointy, and I wouldn't use these to cut fabrics... but the blades are sharp and they work great on paper and threads.
We think Santa needs to bring these for ANYBODY who loves Star Wars, Harry Potter or Frozen. (They'd make great stocking stuffers). Each style's decorations are enameled on the handles, and they look really nice. We think because of the 6-inch size they'd be good for anyone in 5th or 6th grade and older - definitely not for little-little kids. I tried to shoot pics of them with both front and back sheath decorations showing... we just think they're pretty cool around here!
Cotton Candy Mini Scissors
Fun pastel 3-1/4 inch lightweight scissors... these are petite, colorful, functional and VERY sharp! The blades are 7/8 inch long and they feature normal-sized finger holes... each has a matching translucent plastic sheath that *snaps* in place over the blades for travel and storage. They weigh just nothing, and have a smooth cutting action.
Perfect for your purse or a good travel option. VERY NICE scissors at this price point - you'll be happy with them.
Colorful Soft-Handled Small Scissors
These are fun little scissors - really good for cutting metallics because they are serrated.
3-1/2 Inches, choose from Pink, Lime or Purple.
Perfect Scissors by Karen Kay Buckley|
Three different sizes of functional and unique scissors... you might notice our *Grasshopper Scissors* in the middle of this trio! We like these scissors because of the padded, soft handles - which are actually flexible. We like the striking black metal on the blades. We like the bright colors on the handles. We like the little plastic protective sheaths that come with each pair - they 'snap' on to cover the tips for protection. We like the micro-serration of the blades... that grips your thread and keeps it in one place for cleaner, more precise cutting.
Just really nice scissors - the blue handled ones measure 6 inches, the grasshopper green measure 4 1/4 inches, and the chunky curved bladed red handled ones measure in at 3-3/4. (Very sturdy little guys!)
Premax of Italy
New Scissor Offerings from Premax
- 3-1/2 Inch Black Ringlocks - Same lovely brushed finish as our stainless these are super sharp and offer larger finger holes than lots of other styles.
- Red Silicone Serrated or Regular Embroidery - Just a nice, classic embroidery scissor - these feature a pretty translucent red silicone coating on the handles for a little softness. They are offered in a serrated style or regular. The serrated has minute little 'bumps' in the metal (think of a bread knife or hack-saw) - they feel different when you cut with them... the serrations 'grab' your threads a little - to keep them from sliding down the blades when you close the scissors to cut.
- Red & Blue Tartan Plaid - 3-1/2 Inch classic style, the handles are decorated with an enameled plaid design - either a deep red or dusty blue!
Floral Embroidery Scissors from Premax of Italy|
Oh, these are delightful little 3-1/2 embroidery scissors that feature colorful floral patterns enameled onto their handles! Stainless steel, they feel really good! Nice shape, sharp tips with a good taper, not too heavy and not flimsy feeling... they have a nice, smooth cutting action. Brought to us by the same company that did our 'space-ship-scissors' (the Premax Ring Locks), they will be lovely inside all your stitched scissor cases, and extra-pretty with a coordinating stitched fob!
They feel like the Seasons to me!!! The purple ones are half-way between blue and purple, very 'Summer' with lots of color. The white ones feature little flowers of pinks, yellows, purples, blues... they're an overall medley of floral color... just like Spring! The cream pair has lots of gold, cinnamon, mossy greens... I get a late-summer/early-autumn feel from those... they have a little dusted mauve on them, too. Then, the red and white... definitely Winter! (But then, again, they could be summer!) A light red -- like the DMC 350 corals... NOT deep burgundy red... they're just a cheerful red and white! Sunflower Yellow is definitely a 'Summer!' Definitely new, unique, FUNCTIONAL, and pretty!
Serpentines by Premax
These are 3-1/2 inch embroidery scissors made in Italy by Premax. You'll recognize the Serpentine design - the gold scissors. It's a classic pattern that a lot of different scissor maufacturers have used. Serpentines have a sharper point. They cut nicely, they're pretty, and would be perfect in a pretty sewing case or on a neat fob.
Not too expensive, they are GREAT as a nice, basic embroidery scissor... WAY TOO nice to let the *home handyman* near!!!
SN24 Premax Chickens
Well, how cute are these! 4-Inch, all gold plated, very sturdy in feel, the thick-ish blades are a full 1-1/2 inches in length.
Very sharp point, these are pretty!
Premax **Curved** Ringlock Scissors|
Oh wow... are these NICE! By Premax of Italy, we have a third style of *Space Ship Scissors!* Very sleek and smooth in design, this pair of 3-3/4 inch precision scissors features a smooth, curvy shape, a very comfortable 'hand' in YOUR hand, a 'ringlock' attachment system rather than a traditional screw, and thin, tapered blades that have a slight curve to them.
That extra small angle really gives you the ergonomic advantage when you're trimming close threads. Your cutting hand isn't damaging any stitches already there... you can simply 'reach in' and cut anything needed, without disturbing any stitches already executed. Really smooooooth...
Premax Ring Lock Scissors from Italy
WOW... these are the neatest looking and feeling little embroidery scissors... VERRRY smooth... very SLEEEK... A Substantial Weight... and A Perfect Balance in your hand! From Italy, we have two new sizes and styles of small scissors -- packaged in a space-age plastic and foam-padded snap-closing case -- one might think they came from outer space!
The smaller pair is 3-5/8 inches long... 7/8 in blades... very smooth... they look like a little bird of some sort. The longer pair -- 4-1/4 inches has a larger finger hole, and simply a longer handle shaft, with 1-1/2 inch blades.
How can a simple half-inch make so much difference in shape and feel? Both are exquisite... both are a brushed stainless finish -- so they look like pewter. You should NOT pass these by because of quality alone... but check out the prices, too!!! They just feel so good!
Permin of Copenhagen's 3-1/2 Inch Stork Embroidery Scissor
So classic, a lovely little scissor, very pointed, very sharp. Storks were my very first pair of GOOD scissors!
These will make a very nice gift - really nice quality, that classic design. You can't go wrong with these!
- Heart Shaped - Shiny gold or matte black finish, these are 3-1/2 inches in length and feature that pretty handle design. VERY sharp tips, nice sturdy scissors.
- 4-Inch Black Curved Blade - these are 4 inches in overall length. The cutting blades are slightly curved. Because the finger holes are slightly farther away from the blades (because these are 4 inches instead of 3-1/2) you get more power in your cutting, and because of the curved blade, your hand is slightly 'up' from your fabric or threads, so it's easier to aim the tips right in there to get a really close cut.
More Colorful New 2022 Scissors of The Season
We have a delightful collection of decorated scissors that are super cute to accent special fobs and tuck into fun sewing cases.
They are sharp and do cut... but are not at the' top of the scissor-quality food-chain'. They ARE, though, colorful, fun and look great with your stitched projects. The added 'plus' inside a cute case!
From left to right:
Kisses, Honeybee Blue, Autumn Trees, Honeybee Yellow, Shamrock, Candy Corn and Cherries.
Cute, Novelty Scissors!
We have 6 patterns of 3-1/2 inch embroidery scissors that are cute and colorful - fun for little cases and fobs. Not real *high* on the cutting quality end of things, (meaning they are not DOVO quality) they are, however, cute and colorful, and perfect for lots of things! Designs are enameled on the handles so they will not rub off or fade, and will maintain their charm! I had actually never seen pineapple and cactus scissors before... feels like we need a stitched flamingo or something for them!
Pictured from left to right are: Owls, Stars, Pumpkins (closer to 4"), Yellow Heart, Anchor, Pineapple, Cactus, and Holly.
Wow.... these are cool! 3-/12 ish to 3-3/4 Inch embroidery scissors -- choose your country! We have Union Jack for United Kingdom... Down Under for Australia!
All you Stitchers-Around-The-World... enjoy our new treats! From Dinky Dyes, these are the only these countries remain. If you want another -- tell Jo at Dinky Dyes! She makes these happen!
These are pretty little 3 1/2" scissors!|
They have handles that have been dipped with translucent colors! All six colors shown are just so pretty... it's hard to decide on a favorite! The best part is their price... only $8.95 each!
Medium quality, these are great for needle case stuffers, your traveling needlework bag, a first pair of scissors for a young stitcher... just anything! Several designers will be featuring these scissors in their new releases this next year, especially with scissor fobs... so remember, we have them available individually, if you need multiples!
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.
Want to see some DOVO manufacturing pics from the 1980's?
Click here to be treated to half a dozen old photos. Each is clickable to a larger version. Our DOVO Scissor Sales Rep - John - shared these with us recently, and says they were pics taken during factory tours in Germany for the DOVO Sales Reps years ago.
#1 - The Yellow Sleeves Guy -- He is sharpening blades... we love the no gloves thing, and the bandage on that thumb!
#2 - The Blue Plaid Shirt Guy - Another shot of sharpening - at least he's wearing glasses (just not safety goggles!) You can see multiple forgings hanging in the background.
#3 - The Drill Press - We think they are drilling the screw holes... that copper tube coming down might be delivering oil to the metals.
#4 - Forgings coming out of some sort of bath - they don't look so good yet!
#5 - More Polishing - with NO gloves!
#6 - This is NUTS! We think these two guys are doing the same grinding as in pic #2. What a workspace - imagine! There's stuff everywhere, a workers comp insurance nightmare, I bet there's loud music playing... but those guys are turning out the most beautiful scissors that we all enjoy.
There's even MORE!
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