As knitters, we certainly never get tired of talking about all the gorgeous yarns and their possibilities. But let’s take a moment and give due to an essential haberdashery friend, and one we could never live without.
Here at Loop, we are always on the hunt for gorgeous accessories, no matter how small, to give joy to every single moment of your crafting. And what haberdashery accessory could be more indispensable than the scissors? We have sourced some of the best (and prettiest!) scissors from all around the world, suiting every budget and starting at just £6. Here’s a round-up of what’s currently in the store.
Hand crafted in France, the scissors by Sajou are nothing short of masterpieces. The highest level of skill, dedication and quality goes in to every pair, something you can see for yourself on the number that marks the inside of each blade, which tells you that these two blades have been perfectly fitted to each other to form a pair.
Made by skilled craftsmen, often from long traditions of scissor making, it’s worth pointing out that it takes a dozen people to make each pair. As haberdashery gifts goes, these scissors are definitely for life – not just for Christmas.
And what’s more, we will be getting the complete box of Sajou Darning/Embroidery Threads back into stock in the next couple of weeks.
In stylish black with ornate petal handles, the Daisy scissors are petite yet very manoeuvrable and with a very sharp point, ideal for precision work as well as your every day snipping! And a Loop favourite, the dainty Flower Power scissors are only a mere 7cm long and come in black, silver or gold finishes.
Another favourite of ours are the Bonsai scissors. Traditionally used to trim Bonsai trees, these scissors offer a rustic touch.
We often get asked by visitors from overseas if they can bring their gorgeous new scissors back home on the plane with them, so here’s a couple of pieces of advice for you all. The general guidelines set by the British government are that small scissors with a blade (from the fulcrum) no longer than 6 cm are allowed in your carry-on luggage, but as it’s down to the security at the airport you’re flying from, it’s always a good idea to contact the airport to find out what their rules are.
If you’re a frequent flyer and prefer to travel on the safe side, why not go with one of our brilliant fail-safe options, the Clover Yarn Cutter Pendant and Bryson Snip-its foldable scissors, both of which fall perfectly in line with flying safety guidelines.
With this many gorgeous choices for your haberdashery collection, let’s face it, “how many scissors do you need?” is not a relevant question.
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Time to announce the winner of last week’s Tov giveaway. It seems you’re all just as smitten with the new member of Woolfolk as we are, thank you to everyone who entered! This week’s winner is Yvonne – congratulations!
Until next week, yarn friends, happy knitting!