Friday, July 23, 2010

Help!

I got an email from a woman named Kathy Russ who is in need of some help. She has had a pair of cutting scissors that she's used for years and wants to find a similar pair but she doesn't know where to find them. Here is what she said to me:

33 years ago this Christmas, a couple weeks after our marriage, my husband gave me an scherenschnitte book to cut out and a pair of scissors. The book was cut out long ago, but my scissors have finally gotten dull. I make a lot of cards with rubber stamps and love to fussy cut (a quilting term that fits, perfectly) and pop up images, probably a left over love from all those years ago. I bought some Cutter Bee's, but they are just not the same. The little cardboard holder for my scissors wore out long ago, so I can't even look on it to see who made them. Do you know where I can get another pair of these scissors?

I'm attaching a pic of the scissors. In tiny letters on side it says "Stainless Pakistan". I love these scissors, but the tips are just worn out after 33 years.


Does anyone have any information for her? I pretty much strictly use an exacto blade. What kinds of scissors do you guys use if you use scissors?

Thanks!

Cindy

16 comments:

TanySol said...

This model any more do not let out. Now they look so http://www.createforless.com/Omnigrid+Scissors+Needlecraft+4/pid67352.aspx?utm_source=nextag&utm_medium=cse

Christina J. said...

I use something very similar for beading. Mine say Pakistan on them also. The place I bought mine from no longer sells them, but these look similar: http://www.findingking.com/c-1689-scissors-thread-nippers.aspx. Try searching for beading scissors. Good luck! :)

Sarah and Jack said...

Why not try sharpening them?

Kim said...

I pretty much use the blade also - but have fallen in love with the cutter bee scissors...but these look like the scissors you'd find in the embroidery section of a craft store...do you know how to sharpen an exacto? I'd LOVE to know!!! Do your dang tips break off often? Seems like I can use the same blade forever and next thing you know break off three in a row within an inch of cutting - what a waste!

St├ęphanie M. said...

I just bought swiss papercut's scisors -in Swizerland- but there not as good as the little sewing scisors. Like you i'm still searching the perfect scisors. And i work with cutter...

Snippety Gibbet said...

I love the Cutter Bee scissors also.

Someone told me once that a coworker of their's, in a design shop, sharpened his X-acto blades until he wore them completely down. I haven't tried that yet, but I like the thought. jan

Lindsey @ Better After said...

Hi there Cindy!
I saw your fantastic kitchen makeover on Design Sponge and would like to know if I could feature you on my blog as well? C'mon over and check it out and let me know what you think! :)
http://betterafter.blogspot.com

WoolenSails said...

I got my scissors from Back Street designs, and they are the best, but not sure where to get them now. I also use an exacto for fine cutting. Both my pairs got broken on the tips. Now i use whatever I find in the craft store.

Debbie

Anonymous said...

You can order paper cutting sissors at the web site papwecuttingbyallison I just got a pair the beging of the year but I have changed over to blades now.

Anonymous said...

you could also try surgical scissors. I have many pairs like that which are used to remove sutures.

Karen said...

Those look like they could be found in the embroidery section of a fabric or craft store. I use Gingher embroidery scissors with a curved blade for my paper cutting (if i'm not using an x-acto).

Anonymous said...

I saw these at Michael's today. I forget what section, but they are called Decoupage Scissors. Hope you find them!

cre8ivecrafter said...

I have found micro surgical scissors and surgical hemostats are wonderful tools for cutting and detail work.

Cleo Fitzgerald said...

HI there,

They look like embroidery scissors to me, I have a pair that look identical and I bought them at a haberdashery. Any fabric or quilting shop should have them.

Anonymous said...

these scissors look like they come from an instrument pack (hospital use) --check with medical supply stores.

Chatty Cathy-Clip Your String said...

Surgical scissors. I used a pair from my daughter's stitch kit. I saw them about to toss them at the ER and asked for them. I used those for 12 years! I now use a blade as well. I learned with a blade and I have the rare advantage of having worked at a sign company handcutting vinyl for specialty signs and my father works there as well and gets me boxes of blades made by precision blade company. I love them :)