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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!!!




Printed Novelty Scissors by Dinky Dyes - click for more
Printed Novelty Scissors by Dinky Dyes
We have a trio of new 3-1/2 inch embroidery scissors -- each features a coated decoration on their handles.

They'll cut, but mostly meant for decoration... we have dog and cat silouhettes! Just for fun!


Flower Power Scissors from Kelmscott - click for more Flower Power Scissors!
Kelmscott has some delightfully cute new scissors out... *Bloomin' Cute Miniatures!* Little Flower Power scissors! So darn cute... they actually measure about 2-1/4 inches SQUARE!

The finger holes are good, the blades are only 1/2 an inch in length, and these little babies are SHARP! They will be charming attached to the right fob, and really fun inside a wild sewing case. You're going to want them! Right now, we have 13 different colors, with shiny gold, silver and matte black possibly coming soon.



Embroidery Scissors by Mani di Donna - click for more Embroidery Scissors by Mani di Donna
3-1/2 inch scissors, these are a pretty little style that will look great tucked inside a stitched sewing case or on a novelty fob. By Mani di Donni of Italy, they come in 4 different finishes.
  • Silver -- a shiny silver-toned finish.
  • Black features a matte black smooth finish,
  • Gunmetal has a slightly lighter black-grey finish that is semi glossy,
  • Primitive looks REALLY COOL... it has a distressed and very old look to the finish.
They are nice and tight -- some of mine have very, very sharp tips. A nice scissor option!!!


Cotton Candy Mini Scissors - click for more        Cotton Candy Mini Scissors - click for more
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.

The Green ones are a little larger -- 3-1/2 inches overall, and just a bit sturdier, but with the same neat snapping protective sheath. The darker purple ones are also 3-1/2 inches but feature a CURVED blade! That little bit of curve really lifts up your hand so your cutting fingers aren't 'smashing' what you've already stitched. VERY NICE scissors at this price point -- you'll be happy with them.



Primitive Petites - click for more Primitive Petites
We have three fun new scissors that are straight out of ANTIQUE! Teeny, weeny, squatty snips... these measure only 2-1/4 inches in total length, with blades a mere 1/2 an inch long. Chunky little handles, they look like they are about 150 years old!

Offered in three different finishes... Antiqued Gold, Copper and Antiqued Silver. These would be so charming on tiny stitched fobs, and really cool tucked inside antiqued sewing cases.

SN-30A Serrated Gold Metallic Scissors -- click here to see a larger view SN-30A: Stainless Metallic Thread Scissors
These are a stainless scissor, measuring 3 1/2" in length, with a larger finger hole, and nice, sharp point. They are designed for cutting metallic threads, because they feature one mini-serrated blade, which should be on the bottom as you cut. The blade will hold the metallic thread steady, while the top blade chops it off.
Regular scissors have 2 smooth cutting blades that allow metallics to 'slip' over them during the cutting process. Eventually, those blades will grow dull. With this mini-serrated design, the metallic thread is held in place, and won't slide during the cutting. These special scissors will help reduce the wear and tear on all of your others!!! They'll look great with a pretty beaded scissor tassel attached, too!


Grasshopper Scissors - click to see more Grasshopper Scissors are Back in Stock!
We love these little guys... so unusual and fun... they cute beautifully... and we love the green handles and black blades!

Oh are these the neatest little scissors! 4-1/4 Inches in overall length, bright slime-lime green handles that are SOFT AND FLEXIBLE, and ultra slender, thin black blades meeting at a precise, sharp tip! They are very lightweight, and distinctive looking and feeling -- they remind me of a grasshopper because of their coloring!

Each comes with a small frosted plastic sheath to protect their blades -- it 'snaps' in place over the fastening screw, so these little guys are protected no matter what drawer, purse, tote or cubby in which they are stored!


International Scissors! - click to see more International Scissors!
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, Oh Canada, and of course Stars and Stripes for the USA! You'll notice our American Stars and Stripes pair is featured on our Home of the Free Sewing Set from Needlemade Designs.

All you Stitchers-Around-The-World... enjoy our new treats! From Dinky Dyes, these are the only 4 countries offered. If you want another -- tell Jo at Dinky Dyes! She makes thesehappen!

 
Colorful Epoxy Scissors by Bohin of France Colorful Epoxy Scissors from Bohin of France
What fun and pretty pieces!!! These 4-1/2 inch scissors are steel, and covered with a baked on epoxy finish of bold color. Perfect to match a cute fob you have stitched or super bold to tuck in to a colorful sewing case, each one is nice and tight in cutting action. Not too lightweight or flimsy, they are sharp at the tips, and I think a little more heavy-duty than some of our 3-1/2 inch styles. Fun neat additions to our scissor collection!

Here are DMC colors for your reference:
  • TheAzure Blue is close to #3843
  • Violet/Purple are closest to #3835
  • Pink (Fuchsia) matches DMC #601
  • Yellow is closest to #742
  • Lime Green are #906
  • Red matches DMC #815


  • Scissors by Bohin of France - click for more Scissors by Bohin of France
    We have a new pair of embroidery scissors from the Bohin Company of France. Same great quality as our *Autumn Luster* Scissors, we now have *Golden Luster*. The Golden Luster are a super-pretty 4-1/2 inch size... their handles are enameled with a multi-colored transparent marbled finish of golds, deep purples, greens, blues and a wine. Just Lovely!!! The blades are 1-3/4 an inch in length, really a nice, balanced scissor.

    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! So 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!


    Baby Stork Scissors - click for more Baby Stork Scissors
    Here's yet another fun, new scissor that graces our scissor case!!! This is delicate pair of stork scissors measuring 3-1/8 inches in length. They are a gold color -- a little on the antiqued side rather than super-duper shiny.-- so they look vintage. They feature lots of feather detailing on them -- just really very delicate and pretty! Blades measure 3/4 of an inch, thin and petite! Nice!

    SN-40 and SN-41

    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!

    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.

    Floral Embroidery Scissors from Premax of Italy 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 Premana 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 and Rabbits by Premax - click to see more Serpentines and Rabbits by Premax
    These are 3-1/2 inch embroidery scissors made in Italy by Premana. You'll recognize the Serpentine design -- the gold scissors. It's a classic pattern that a lot of different scissor maufacturers have used, while you probably haven't seen as many Rabbits around! (Those are the stainless ones.) Serpentines have a sharper point, the Rabbits -- not so much. Both 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 -- click to see a larger view
    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!

    Premana Ring Lock Scissors from Italy -- click to see a larger view Premax **Curved** Ringlock Scissors
    Oh wow... are these NICE! By Premana 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...


    Premana Ring Lock Scissors from Italy -- click to see a larger view 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!


    Scissors! from Kelmscott
    Kelmscott brings a number of new and unique scissor styles to our industry! Little squatty things, lots of color, unique shapes... you'll enjoy this whole collection of fun scissors. A Note: We all stitch numerous fobs and cases... ALL requiring 'scissors in residence' as part of their finished presentation. Paula's scissors are not DOVO or Gingher quality, but they DO cut threads.

    Most likely, you have several other favorite pair of scissors that you use every day... and the cream of the crop graces your main stitching bag. Those are probably your top quality... your very-most-favorites. These can be, too, but their 'main goal in life' is to trim your stitched fobs, tuck perfectly into your stitched needlework case, travel with you on a long trip, and just generally *look good* all the time!!! (like miniature Miss Americas!) So... choose some pretty, fun scissors to grace your next stitched fob... you have a lot to choose from!

    Mini Elizabeth Scissor Needle Minder from Kelmscott Designs - click to see more Miniature Needle Minders by Kelmscott Designs - click to see more Miniature Red Storklette scissors minder by Kelmscott Designs - click to see more Silver Angel and Matte Black Cat Miniature Needle Minders by Kelmscott Designs - click to see more
    These miniature scissor needle minders are precious! Paula has plans to miniaturize lots of her scissors into non-working mini minders! Measuring just 2 inches in size, they do not open and close... but they are AWESOME!

    You can use them as a minder -- the magnet is on the back but NOT ATTACHED... so lets think outside the stitching box for these! Use them as a key fob, attach them to your sewing basket as a decoration... hang them on your Christmas Tree just the way they are! Use them as embellishments on pin cushions or inside sewing cases or on pillows... attach them to a wooden frame as a garnish, frame them in a shadow box. Scrapbook with em... use them as party favors for your Christmas Stitching Party... make your friends scissor cases and put these on the front as the decoration... They are bitty little scissors that are cuter than cute!


    New Vintage Scissors from Kelmscott Designs - click to see more Vintage Scissors! from Kelmscott
    Here's a trio of cute scissors. *Vintage Scissors,* these are 3-1/4 inches long and are offered in three different colors. Shiny Black, French Red, and Old Silver.

    Cute little things... straight in design with a rope-looking design on the handles, the tips are very pointed. Paula says they remind her of the little scissors that were in her grandmother's sewing basket!


    Cathedral, Mermaid and Gold Vineyard Scissors from Kelmscott Designs - click to see more Cathedral, Mermaid and Gold Vineyard Scissors
    Here we go, all you specialty-scissor collectors! Something unusual for every scissor case and fob!
  • Cathedral style is 4-inch with a matte black antiqued finish. Paula warns that the finish will *patina* with use! Very sharp points on these.
  • Mermaid -- finished in silvertone, we get a mermaid backside, and her fins! 4-inch in length, sharp tips.
  • Gold Vineyard -- these are smaller than the regular Gold Vineyard -- 3-1/4 inches in size. Cute, little ornate scissors for a petite case!


  • Pumpkin Scissors from Kelmscott Designs - click to see more Pumpkin Scissors
    Check out these unusual pumpkin scissors! 3-3/4 Inches in length, primitive matte black finish, they *might* be a challenge to cut with... but FUN inside all your cute seasonal sewing cases, and perfect for a stitched pumpkin fob!


    Kelmscott Novelty Scissors - click for more Novelty Scissors
    OK... have you ever seen Squares and Rounds? Or Star Scissors? Kelmscott has two new novelty styles that need just the perfect fobs and sewing cases to *Present* with a flourish! Circle/Squares are a matte black finish pair measuring 3-3/4 in size. They feel OK! They cut OK! Kind of fun, because the two different finger holes really DO feel different to your fingers if you reverse them. I kind of brace my finger on that straight side! These are cool!

    The Star scissors are quite a bit more challenging for my hand to work with. Cute shape... we need someone to design a little animal -- and these would be his glasses! (like the Cat's Wiskers Owl case.) Anyway, shorter blades... definitely a novelty scissor rather than a 'cutting machine!' Again, matte black finish, these measure 3-3/4 x 3-1/4!


    Kelmscott Baby Storklette Scissors in *Living Color!!!* - click for more Baby Storklette Scissors in *Living Color!!!*
    Oh my gosh, aren't these the cutest things??? Kelmscott's Baby Storklette Scissors in 10 new colors -- all following the DMC color palette -- so they'll match most of your stitching!

    Same color line as the Lil Gems, each of these scissors is a mere 2-1/2 inches long and features a shiny enameled colored finish in red... orange... pink... yellow... green... you can see them all in the pic. Very classic and petite style to fit onto lots of your cute scissor fobs, or into your stitched sewing cases. These are nice little scissors!


    Kelmscott Eiffel Tower Scissors - click for more
    Mon Petite Eiffel Tower Scissors Kelmscott has a smattering of new things... here are just a few! We now have a duo of 2-3/4 inch mini Eiffel Tower scissors. Miniature versions of the French landmark... one has a matte black finish, the other a shiny silver color. Too Cute!


    Daisy Scissors from Kelmscott - click for more Daisy Scissors
    Kelmscott has a new addition to their scissor collection...
    The Daisy Scissors are a new shape altogether. A matte black finish, these actually feel pretty good in your cutting hand! 3-1/2 Inches in overall length, the scallops on the handles are softly rounded -- they have a cute, whimsical personality to them! Fun new additions to her line!

    Click here to go directly to the entire collection of needleminders.


     Woven Scissors from Kelmscott - click for more Fleur de Lis and Woven Scissors
    A new style... not super-duper high cutting quality... they WILL cut and WILL dress one of your fobs or special cases with panache!!!!! Pretty handle designs and finishes, comes in at 3-3/4."

    Fun options to the growing Kelmscott collection of novelty scissors, see what you have 'in your stitching stash stock' that needs a cool scissor!



    Storklette Scissors from Kelmscott - click for more Storklette Scissors from Kelmscott
    Baby Storks!!!! How Cute!!!! Miniature, vintage-styled classic stork scissors -- notice the 1/2 inch blades, and the overall 2-1/2 inch size. The screw that holds them together is the stork's eye, so you can tell how they'll open and close.

    Offered in three different finishes, something petite and cute for a scissor case, or to place in a needlework too display, there isn't too much etching on these -- reminiscent of antique stork scissors.

    Lace Scissors from Kelmscott - click to see more
    Lace Scissors
    from Kelmscott DesignsAn unusual 2-3/4 inch pair of square-handled scissors, designed to remind you of lace.

    They totally remind me of those little butter cookies you buy in the grocery store! Fun things to add to special stitching cases and displays!

    Angel and Miniature Tudor Rose Scissors from Kelmscott Designs - click to see more
    Angel and Miniature Tudor Rose Scissors
    from Kelmscott DesignsKelmscott has two new scissor styles that are CHARMING! The angel is quite heavy, and features very small finger holes. (Reminds me of the shape of her owl scissors.) Designed as a complementary piece for fun sewing and needlework cases... I actually think these would be stunning hanging on your Christmas tree as an ornament! Possibly attach them to some red wool or felt? Very shiny and pretty!!!

    The miniature Tudor Rose style is gold, and only 2-1/2 inches in size -- smaller than Kelmscott's regular silver-toned style. 1/2 Inch blades, these are just the prettiest little things... ones you probably HAVE to HAVE!!! (And *who says* a stitcher shouldn't decorate their tree with a few scissors and needlework threats!?)


    Owl Scissors from Kelmscott - click to see more Owls! Kelmscott has two new scissor patterns... two more options for all your empty fobs and cases!!! Her 3 3/4" Owl scissors are cute, and quite a different shape in your hand to cut with. The finger holes are small; they feel heavy in your hand, and the blades are a minute 1/2 an inch in length!!!

    The Little Gems Primitive pair (shown below) is the same style as all the other petite scissors in Kelmscott's line, but they feature a matte black finish over ALL the scissor, not just the handles. Only 2 inches in *total* length, they are cute little guys, and travel WELL!

    Little Gems Scissors Black Primitive from Kelmscott - click to see more Little Gems Scissors Silver from Kelmscott Little Gems Scissors Gold from Kelmscott Little Gems Scissors Black from Kelmscott Little Gems Scissors Red from Kelmscott Little Gems Scissors White from Kelmscott Little Gems Scissors Blue from Kelmscott Little Gems Scissors Fuschia from Kelmscott Little Gems Scissors Green from Kelmscott Little Gems Scissors Yellow from Kelmscott
    Little Gems
    Little Gems Scissors Orange from Kelmscott Little Gems Scissors Purple from Kelmscott This is an offering of tiny scissors that each measure slightly under 2-inches in overall length! Sharp blades, since they are so small -- THEY LOVE TO FLY AROUND THE WORLD!!! Airline approved, Paula has chosen 11 finishes that match DMC floss colors -- so you can match these to any stitched cases and fobs you have! (finished or unfinished!!!) Finger holes run on the larger end... so these can actually be used!

    Available in Silver, Gold, Black (310), Red (321), White (B5200), Blue (995), Fuschia (3607), Green (910), Yellow (307), Purple (208), and Orange (947)... think the yellows and pinks for Spring stuff... the black and orange ones for Halloween, and the green for St Pat's Day stuff!

    Kelmscott Love Scissors SN55 Matte Black Putford Scissors from Kelmscott Designs -- click to see more Hillier 3 1/2 inch Scissors from Kelmscott -- click to see more

  • Love Scissors... A 4-inch style with the same brushed black finish of the Putford scissors... just for fun!

  • Seaton Scissors... The same charming, squatty, dwarfed little pair of scissors you know as Kelmscott's Putford Scissor in a new gold finish!!! An intriguing little shape, these scissors are cool in a stitched sewing case, and quite the curiosity in a shadow box! Just for fun, the 2-3/4 inch scissor has a different feel in your hand, and such an impact in a display! Quality is just OK... personality is 200%!

  • SN55 are matte black Putford scissors.

  • Hillier Scissors...Small 3-1/2 inch embroidery scissors, shiny silver in color, these feature an interesting flatness to the handle shape.

  • Preemie Scissors from Kelmscott Designs
    Preemie Scissors

    Here are two scissors we haven't had in stock for quite a while... but I ordered them again... and here they are! Special because they are 2-1/2 inches instead of the more common 3-1/2 size... they fit into smaller needlecases perfectly! Offered in gold or silver finish, the cutting blades measure 3/4 an inch long.

    If you are a scissor enthusiast, you probably already have these in your stash. If you've missed them, they are good quality, and perfect for small spaces!




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