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Red Embroidery Scissors – A Give-Away!


Yesterday, we looked at two pairs of Bohin scissors on the needlework market, and today, courtesy of Access Commodities, I’m giving away a pair of these red needlework scissors. Not only are they red, but they cut really well!

Red Embroidery Scissors by Bohin

There they are. I love ’em!

If you’d like to enter today’s give-away, it’s really simple. Just follow these guidelines:

Give-Away Guidelines

1. Leave a comment below (on the give-away article on Needle ‘n Thread – not via e-mail or on another article on the website, please). Just follow this link to the correct place to leave a comment.

2. In your comment, answer the following:

If you are looking for a pair of embroidery scissors, what attracts you to a specific pair? Is it functionality? Promised longevity? Size of blades? Cosmetic appeal? Price range? In short, what do you look for in embroidery scissors?

3. Please be sure to leave a recognizable name either in the “name” line on the comment form or in the comment box. For example, if your name is Margaret, since there are several Margarets out there, you might write Margaret S. or Margaret in Montana, or something like that.

4. Leave your comment before 5:00 am Central Daylight Time (Kansas, USA), Thursday, May 9. I’ll announce the winner (by random drawing) on Thursday. This Give-Away is ended.

And that’s it! Go to it! And by next Thursday, just think – you might have a brand new pair of Red scissors that you can cherish forever!

Enjoy the weekend!

Hedgehog Handworks Needlework Supplies


(705) Comments

  1. when I need to buy a pair of scissors, I look at the price, size and what I am going to use it for. I have several sharp and tiny scissors as I do a lot of needlework. I do have one good pair of Gingher shears (pinking and regular) and they are still sharp….may be that says that I don’t use them that often.

  2. I’m so excited to enter this lovely give away! These scissors are so beautiful and since they are a very noticeable shade of red, perhaps my family won’t be tempted to grab them and use them to cut things they shouldn’t. (I could fill books with stories of my husband and boys using my good scissors to cut things like rubber baler belts, PVC pipe, wire, you name it…) Who knows, If I were to be so lucky as to win this give away, it might save someone’s life!

  3. Mary, I love the red scissors! I look for something that will fit my fingers. Next, I want sharp blades and points that will clip the threads close to my work. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Connie in Columbus, OH

  4. I would love these scissors. I need ” sharp to the tip ” scissors for my applique and embroidery work. Price is not usually a factor, just quality. So far I haven’t tried Bohin scissors. Thanks for all you share.

  5. Love these! I have an addiction to embroidery scissors. It’s kinda nutty how much I love them. I usually look at how they feel in my hand, and how they cut first. Then I get sucked in by how they look. 😉 I’ve been burned by a few cutesy pairs, though, that end up not cutting well at all, and that gets frustrating! 😉

    Rachel Hobson
    averagejanecrafter at gmail dot com

  6. Hi Mary — when shopping for embroidery scissors, I look first for handles that will be comfortable for my fingers; if the holes are too small, it doesn’t matter how sharp the blade, they won’t get used. Thanks for doing this give-away!

  7. For me the sturdiness and length of the blades are important features. I need to make sure they can survive being a little battered in my travel kit, and of course they have to fit in it.

  8. Hi Mary!

    I usually buy scissors based on price, but that’s only because of budgetary reasons. Without a doubt I would prefer a pair of stylish scissors that are super sharp and feel good in my hands, since I am using them all the time. These red scissors are cool! Hope to win them 😀

  9. Red is one of my favorite colors, and I’ve never seen red scissors! I love them & would use them for all of my needlework projects.

  10. I love scissors! I like the points to be sharp, very sharp, in fact. I like the holes to fit comfortably also. I would love to add the red ones to my sewing boxes, which require a pair for eac one!
    Cathy from Houston

  11. I definitely look for scissors that are sharp and will cut well. That’s first and foremost. But I do love scissors, so I also love to see pretty scissors. I tend to like the smaller sizes, although larger ones are good for my sewing. I go for everything! Price is a factor, but if I love them enough, I go for it anyway.

  12. I love scissors and become quite attached to some. Of course, a good pair must cut well but my favorite pair belonged to my mother. She is with me when I use them.

  13. Good Morning,
    I look for weight and function in a good pair of scissors; something that fits my hand, has good points and is sharp to the ends of the cutting surfaces. Love the red…. it’ll make them easy to find!

  14. Ideally, I’m looking at longevity/quality, functionality that matches what I need, and looks. Realistically, though, it usually goes more along the lines of “I need scissors NOW and I have $xx, what does JoAnn have?”

    I’m not a very good planner, apparently!

  15. I’m definitely a practical type of gal. My scissors are for…well…cutting. I want them to be functional, efficient, and long lasting. Red would be nice also because they would be easy to spot in the midst of my usual stitching chaos.

  16. I think there are several considerations for myself when purchasing embroidery scissor, or, indeed, scissor of any kind. The first is functionality: are they fit for the purpose for which I require them? The second is quality: are they the best of their kind and are they going to last? The third is price: can I afford the top of the line? And the very last is design!

  17. Oh my goodness! I love scissors and red. Heaven! I have tried cute, cheap scissors and I am usualky dissapointed. Love my ginghers. Had them for years and still going strong. I want sharp.

  18. Just the ones I need for my new stitching basket!! When I buy scissors it’s mainly appeal. I have a couple I use but there’s always the ones that just look lovely.

  19. I love all scissors, lol. The cute “themed” ones – I keep witch embroidery scissors with my halloween projects, etc. if possible!
    Overall though a quality scissor is what matters most. My embroidery scissors are used to cut embroidery threads only and so I am willing to pay a lot of money for the quality of the scissor – the name is not important to me – its how they cut.
    Now the RED on these – GREAT IDEA – you should be able to spot them really quickly!

  20. I collect embroidery scissors and I do not have these lovely Red ones. when my mother dies many years ago, as I went through her projects I noticed she had a pair of scissors in each projects supplies. I thought to myself ” what in the world are you thinking Mother?” Now I know beside being wonder in looks, feel, cutting and many other ways scissors are something that we all need more of.. I now have enough pairs of scissors to fill each project maybe three times. I sure to not have to look for a pair of scissors when I need them.

  21. The thing I look for the most is the sharpness. I hate it when I get fuzzy edges on my thread. I too am a lover of red. It just makes me feel good to use a red tool. I really enjoy your daily newsletter. I appreciate the your commitment to our embroidery education.

  22. LOVE, LOVE the red scissors! I have a small collection of embroidery scissors (<25) in all colors I have been able to find. BUT no red ones – my absolute favorite color!!!

  23. Scissors! Scissors! Scissors! Like most of us embroiderers, I have invested in so many pairs that don’t work as promised, so when I happen upon a pair that I like, I keep them forever. The red scissors look great! Would live to try them out and add them to my few favorites! Thanks, Mary!

  24. I used to look only at the cosmetic appeal – Love the beautiful scissors that are decorative and functional. Now, after purchasing a really good pair, I think about it’s functionality more – ie size and purpose.

    Thank you and Access for offering such a beautiful giveaway!

  25. Embroidery scissors need to be able to cut and clip floss and yarn yet also small enough to fit in hoops and totes for travel.
    Pretty colors are nice but not essential and FREE gifts are always best.

  26. Well, I bought my last pair of sissors becaused they had a curved blade, were made in Spain and I was outside a store that sold sissors in a square in Barcelona. So on that frivolous note, I would love to add a beautiful pair of red sissors to my collection, especially one that is well balanced, sharp, and with perfect openings for my thumb and finger.

  27. I first look for functionality when looking for a new pair of scissors, but I have to admit if I saw a red pair of scissors I would be drawn to those first since I am an Aries baby and red is our color.

  28. Sharpness, comfort, size. But frankly, I look for recommendations from bloggers that I follow (like you, Mary!). Hearing from someone who’s used the scissors and comments on all the features is most helpful.

  29. I’d love to try these… just saw them briefly but did not get a chance to ‘test’ them.
    I love scissors! So, to your question – First I look for precision cutting ability, then overall workmanship, then the company’s support system. My favorite company so far is Dovo… I enjoy their attention to detail and my scissor sets have not let me down to date.
    Would love to try these though because it would be good to have them in the ‘for class’ bag.

  30. I own several pair of thread scissors but keep going back to the same pair because they are sharp – they cut the thread cleanly the first time, no matter which wonky angle I’m holding them, but the tips are somewhat blunt. I have another pair of thread scissors that might be better cutters than my favorites, but they have extremely sharp tips and these tend to pierce the fabric and snag up on all kinds of unexpected things.

    The answer – sharp, clean thread cutters with somewhat blunt tips.

  31. I love these red scissors. I have not tried the bohin scissors but love their needles. I have lots of scissors but when buying new it is usually because I am enchanted with the style or need a pair for a particular purpose. Any excuse will do for a new pair of scissors for my collection. Thanks for the chance Mary

  32. The price is always a concern but my husband has always told me;”You get what you pay for ” so the need comes first.I don’t collect scissors and I have bought some really bad ones that are not worth using and a few really good scissors that no one is allowed to use but I’m sure these red scissors are good if they are used by you.Thank you for a wonderful web site and all that you share with everyone. Pat

  33. I love embroidery scissors!! I too have several. I have scissors assigned for different types of work. Needlepoint is a sturdier scissor with a heavy threader attached to it by a ribbon. I have a very sharp and delicate pair for fine embroidery. A stork one for cross stitch. There is another for crewel work. All of them have a threaders attached to the scissors by a ribbon or are part of a fob. I desperately need a pair like this but cannot afford them. This would be a dream come true. I too adore red!! Blue is my second favorite. I have a pair of real silver scissors from my grandmother. They need to be repaired. Cannot find anyone who will work on such a fine pair. I recall using them as a child. I think this is what inspired my love of scissors!

  34. I want scissors to “feel” right in my hand and on my fingers … I prefer short and very sharp blades and I think red would be perfect for keeping track of them. I also like to add covers to the tips of the blades. Thank you for your inspiration and generosity. Judy C in NC

  35. When I need to purchase a pair of scissors, I first look at price, but also balance that with size/weight as well as what they are designed for. Thank you for offering these scissors as a give away!

  36. I’m always on the lookout for really good scissors – with really, really sharp points. The best for goldwork, then to be used for embroidery; sharp points are so important when cutting away fabric in whitework, applique, or carrickmacross lace, and to getting up close and personal with the threads!

    love the website!

  37. Love the little red scissors!!! When I buy scissors I go for functionality. What am I using them for. I look at the length of blades are they comfortable in my hand and on my fingers. Are they sharp good points on them. But sometimes I just love the colour of them but that is rare. Colour does not really matter and price does not matter either I want a good scissor if I’m using good threads and other tools I need good scissors also. Thanks for the opportunity to win these neat scissors Mary.

  38. I think I have a scissors fetish. When I buy a new pair, I “try” them on — if they feel good on my short fat fingers they almost always go home with me — and if they cut well — they leave the building. Think those red ones have my name on them.
    Or, they should have my name on them.

  39. Red is my favorite color and since I love quality scissors and have a sizeable collection of all sizes and types of scissors, I had to enter this giveaway. For embroidery scissors, I look for this size finger openings which reduce stress for my hands and provide the balance I need since I have some joint issues in my thumb now. I also look for sharpness to the tip so whether snipping threads closely or trimming cloth, the scissor is precise. L. Peters

  40. What precious little scissors. Never saw red scissors before but must have them in my collection. The size looks perfect for cutwork and trimming seams in dress making. The shape and size will be perfect for my appliqué work as well. Can’t wait to try them, as I have been wanting to own Bohin’s. They will be coveted by my sewing friends too. 🙂

  41. I have to say the eye appeal does draw me in, but I always go back to the quality of the scissors in the end. I am only now starting to appreciate just how much of a difference the quality can make!

  42. I’m always on a quest for scissors. I’m a leftie but use only right hand scissors. I do a lot of cut work so thin, pointed blades seem to work best. Right now I’m looking for a little larger scissor for general use and the Bohin red would be just right. I use only Bohin needles which I buy in bulk and their scissors have peaked my interest so I would love the opportunity to have the “red” reside in my sewing basket. Dovo scissors are a dream of mine, too, but they are sooooo pricey. Oh well, one can dream and hope!

  43. Oh my,
    If I’m going to be honest, I must admit that the first thing that attracts me to these beautiful red scissors is the “cosmetic” appeal!!!! I LOVE “eye candy!” It just adds to the whimsical fun of the art of embroidering or any other sewing to have such a fun pair to work with 😉
    Why I would be the envy of the Sewing Circles! LoL! Functionality too, is important. That would be my second choice.
    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the “rowdy red!”

  44. The first thing I look for is if they are made for left handed people. Then I look for comfort…do they fit my hand comfortably. Then I want to make sure they cut for the job I am doing. Looks always helps but function usually wins out. It is always nice if they are whimsical but usually you do not find that made for a left handed person. Specialty scissors for the left handed person is hard to find.

  45. I have many pairs of embroidery scissors…lots of trial and error. My favourite so far is because they are just the right size, but more importantly the thumb holes are enlarged. I have a large hand and tiny little scissors typically don’t work for me. I would love to add a bright red pair to my collection. Thanks for the opportunity.

  46. I cannot have too many scissors. I look for scissors that are not only beautiful to look at but feel good in my hands. They must have a very sharp point and can cut close to my fabric.
    I would love these “Red” scissors in my collection.

  47. For me, the purpose for which the scissors are intended is first, followed by how they feel in my hands and price. There are brands I automatically look at first because of experience with their quality and durability, but I will try a different brand if they can be returned if they are pricey and don’t work for me. I would love to try out these red scissors!

  48. I have to say I am slave to esthetics, most of the time. My favourite scissors are tiny matte black ones from sublime stitching. I also have a few thread snips that have a very sturdy cover on them for throwing into a project bag and running out the door. Doesn’t stop me stabbing myself on the needles, but at least the scissors are safe. 🙂

  49. What better accessory than a pair of red scissors. Especially since red is my favorite color. They are wonderful.

  50. I just love scissors and will buy what jumps out and appeals to me. The red scissors did just that and I would love them. Please enter me in your give away
    Denise from South Dakota

  51. Hi, I look for scissors that are big enough to find, I am always sitting on them or lost them in a basket. They should be very sharp and different to make it into my collection, I am not obsessed, hope to win. Mary in RI

  52. These could easily become my favorite scissor. I look for two specific things. One is comfort when using. I have arthritis and the grips must be large enough and the scissors must be easily opened and closed. The second thing is functionality as far as being sharp enough to cut very fine thread to heavier thread. I like to have several different size scissors for different projects and since I always have more than one project going I like to have a pair with each project. I would give these scissors a really good home.

  53. I will purchase scissors using the following guidelines: They must be sharp to the tip, allow my fingers to slide into the holes easily when I pick them up, and be comfortable to use. I seem to have turned into a scissor collector, so they must be somewhat unusual in appearance or color to attract my attention. I hope to win the red ones!

  54. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Functionality is very important. I do cut-work and shuttle tatting as well as embroidery and I need a different scissors point for each. In theory you can unpick tatting but too frequently you need to just cut out mistakes or changes of mind.

    Price and appearance count also.

  55. Actually, I’m just learning about scissors. You have to use them on a variety of projects to know what you need. When I got into embroidery a couple of years ago, I was told to buy one pair of scissors for cutting regular threads and one pair for cutting metal threads because metal would dull the blades. Of course, I didn’t know there were special scissors for cutting metal until later. I just bought two pair of inexpensive regular embroidery scissors. Just the other day, when ripping out some work, I realized that I need a pair of scissors with thinner blades. I’ll be asking for a pair of Dovo for Christmas. On my current project, I have to cut out tiny pieces of felt for padding. My embroidery scissors are too small and my sewing scissors are too big. I bet these red scissors would be just right!

  56. Like you, Mary, I seem to have amassed a collection of scissors – but none like these red ones. I check first for comfort, i.e. the size of the finger openings, and then for functionality. I use my Carrickmacross/Lace ones a lot, whenever I have to cut threads. They have a bulge on the dull side of one blade that you put against the embroidery you don’t want to cut by mistake. I’ve never seen scissors like these Bohin ones and would love to add a pair to my collection.

  57. Love these red scissors! What I look for in scissors has changed over the years. Because I’ve developed arthritis in my hands scissors must not be too small and must use work with great ease and no effort…and these cute red ones will surely fit the bill.
    Thanks so much for this giveaway!
    Louise from the Great State of Texas

  58. Unfortunately price has a big place but I look for scissors that suit what I’m using them for. For embroidery I like scissor with small, sharp blades although I do have one pair with curved blades that work well too. For sewing I need the ones with a spring to help with arthritis in my hands. But I’m sure I could find a place in my needlework basket for the lovely red pair.

  59. What a great give a way! when looking for scissors I do look at the quality of the scissor…is it sharp.. will they last… will they function well for me…I do alot of needlework and have different scissors for different tasks.. this particular pair draws my attention because #1 they are Bohin and #2 the are RED!! I love the color red.. it is one of my favorite colors to stitch with so a red pair of scissors would be just wonderful… Thank you for the chance to win these great red scissors!

  60. Sharpness of the blades and reputation of the manufacturer is of utmost importance to me. It is also important that I can tell my scissors from other people’s as I tend to mis-locate (lose) mine rather easily. Red would do it I think, yes.


  61. Functionality, would have to be top priority. Cosmetic appearances, is nice, but what is the use of having scissors that look good only. they’d just sit there taking up room in your kit. I’ve recently found, that just because it’s small, fits into the kit and looks good, (the pair I own now) I noticed, it doesn’t always have a precise cut. And it used to, so in addition to the functionality, appearances, size.. I’m looking for quality, and Red, is so pretty!

  62. I like nice sharp scissors that can cut in tiny places, and that work for a long time without getting dull 😉

  63. Relatively new to needle work and I’ve been using cuticle scissors and I think it’s time to upgrade ! Love the color !

  64. When looking for embroidery scissors, my first concern is the size of the handles. If my fingers get stuck in them I get frustrated and start looking for another pair quickly! Then I look for sharpness and smooth cutting. Of course, having a cool color like red would be like icing on the cake to a color girl like me :*)

  65. Since retiring, I rarely buy new scissors. But, when I do, the price HAS to come first. After that, then sharpness, style of the scissors, manufacturer all come into play. One thing I have learned, however, is that not all scissors are worth the money. I have a couple of pair of inexpensive scissors that are so dull that you can’t cut anything with them, but I now use them for metallic threads. And I also have a couple of pair of very inexpensive scissors that came from a woodworking catalog that I wouldn’t trade for a million dollars. They are nice and sharp, and best of all, stay sharp.

  66. An embroidery scissor should have several qualities. First and foremost, it should make a clean, accurate snip the first time. It should have a nice, sharp point that cuts right to the tip to access all areas of the needlework project. It should fit comfortably in the hand to prevent unnecessary pain or pressure points. Ideally it would be nice if it were compact enough to fit into a smaller place in the sewing box. Appearance is less important…….form follows function. If a new, unusual design accomplishes the above it would be fine with me. I would be thrilled to b the lucky winner of this lovely red scissor. Red happens to be my favorite color. Thanks for the opportunity.

  67. I look for sharp, fine points. And yes, I do have a mighty collection of scissors as well.
    Shortly after we were married (47+ years ago), on one of his many trips, my husband bought me 5 pairs of Weiss scissors-he didn’t know which kind I’d want so he bought one of each that he saw! They’re still beautifully sharp and still my go to scissors. So is he , by the way!

  68. Realistically I probably don’t NEED to buy another pair of scissors — ever. But I am tempted by those with a specific function, different size,shape, or color, or just because they call to me — as these red ones do.

  69. !. feel of the scissors in my hand.
    2. shape and sharpness of the blades.

    I do like other products by Bohin so these little RED (a bonus) scissors would be great in my sewing basket. Easy to find.

    Thanks to you and Access Commodities.

  70. For embroidery scissors, I first look for size (not too small) and the color red! I would love to have this medium-sized pair to use with the redwork I’m doing. Wouldn’t that be appropriate? =)

  71. Hi Mary. I must confess that I’ve only bought one pair of scissors before, and they were for wool rug hooking. The other scissors I have were inherited from my mother and father, and the pair I use in my embroidery was a gift from a friend. So, I’d really like to have a new pair!
    If I was to shop for a pair of embroidery scissors, I would first look for a good fit (I have a large hand) and a good sharp edge.
    Thanks for the chance to win this pair of red scissors.

  72. G’day Mary, and appreciative thanks to Access Commodities,
    Embroidery scissors – comfort is a consideration for my arthritic hands. They must also feel good during the cutting action-one can’t relax with ‘gritty’ scissors. Length of blade is according to specific embroidery snipping needs and is important if I’m not to be frustrated while working.
    Not really important for the work at hand, but I do love an attractive scissor. Colour isn’t important to me though, just as long as they’re RED!
    Cheers, Kath from Oz.

  73. To me when buying a pair of scissors, I prefer sharp edged ones…they have to be small and light to carry about and lastly the actual appearance of the scissors is important too.

    Thanks a million for the wonderful and thoughtful giveaway.

  74. After deciding which type of scissor I need, the first thing that attracts me is the quality. I do appreciate and search for things that are not disposable and scissors for me have that appeal of a heirloom tool, something that I cherish and would like to leave to my daughter ( probably because I have one that I inherited from my grandma and I cherish it a lot). The last thing is the price, some of them are too expensive or too fancy, so I think I try to make a balance between quality,price and look.
    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

  75. The red scissors are perfect! I look for a pair of scissors that feel comfortable and are sharp. I do a lot of embroidering and hand sewing of heirloom clothing for children. For forty years, since high school, I have been enjoying the stitches of Jacobean crewelwork. I have had many scissors but not a RED pair! Thank you for sharing your thoughts on these scissors and the opportunity of a give away.

  76. Fabulous opportunity to up-date/up-grade cherished embroidery notions – Thank you!
    As I age (LOL), so does the equipment; over time, I have found that finger/thumb slots in my standard scissors are no longer comfortable – and look for larger/longer slots – this should fit the bill!
    Thanks, again!
    Grandmother Carolyn

  77. I look for functionality first-color and cuteness do not matter only the ability to cut what I want the way I want it cut. Of course finding a pair on sale is always a plus.

  78. I can’t pass up scissors of any kind. I have expensive ones, cute ones, and at least one pair in every project. And,I confess I have many projects going at the same time. I guess you would say I am obsessed with scissors.
    Love your newsletter. Thanks for the opportunity to own another pair of scissors.

  79. I love to collect scissors and I look for a unique shape, color or design when choosing a scissor to add to my collection. For everyday use in stitching and quilting my scissor needs to be appropriate for the task.

    I’ve searched for a shop that carries these beautiful red scissors and was unable to locate a shop. Can you let us know where we might find these scissors to purchase if we’re not the lucky winner?

  80. I’m just starting embroidery and collecting my supplies. In buying scissors, right now I mainly look at price, hoping that the more expensive they are, the longer they last! I also will look at buying the correct scissors for the project/future projects. Thanks!

  81. Wow…how would I look with these stylish red scissors in my hands as I quietly took them out in the middle of a stitching group on the beach this summer? Absolutely fantastic and the envy of all my stitching friends! I have never tried Bohin scissors but think these would do the trick. I look for comfort in the hand and the ability to cut close to my stitching the first time (not cutting over and over to get all the threads!). Also, I could spot these beauties anywhere and if someone borrowed them, they would certainly know they didn’t belong to them and would return them; therefore, the least likely chance of “walking away.” Access Commodities and Needle ‘n Thread, thank you for giving us the chance to win these beautiful scissors!

  82. Hi Mary, I love having scissors that don’t hurt my hands, that cut well and will last a good long time. These red scissors won’t get lost in my embroidery box 🙂

  83. Of course I’m attracted to cute embroidery scissors, but they also have to be sharp! I like that these scissors have a bit of a serrated edge–that really helps to grab the thread to cut it exactly where you need it to cut. I’ve been using Karen Kay Buckley’s embroidery scissors lately and the serrated edge is such a great idea.

  84. Love the red! I use gingher scissors which I like alot. I have a small pair for embroidery and a large one for cutting fabric but no mid size pair. Would love to try these.

  85. I think you need to start with what you require of your scissors, cutting your embroidery thread in which case a small pair would be good or cutting large pieces of material therefore you would need a larger pair, then do not look at the price initially – take them in your hands and see how they feel and better still if you have the opportunity to see how they cut for your particular use then you will know if they are right for you. A good pair of scissors is heaven.
    Many thanks Mary for another wonderful give away. Have a great weekend – we are enjoying a long weekend here in the Isle of Man.

  86. My husband does a lot of “WOOD” things so I always feel that the right tools make for a great project. Scissors and embroidery or sewing is a very definite essential and sharp, comfortable to hold, and yes, a delight to see in your sewing box all matter.

  87. I bought scissors last year because I needed them and they looked really nice ; the handle was shaped and designed into a beautiful peacock! Needless to say they aren’t holding up very well! Next time I will look for quality and durability!

    Maria M in PA

  88. Love love love red. Good scissors make any project much easier. And May 9 th is my birthday.

  89. I look for the price and the sharpness and the size of the scissors. I love the red scissors 🙂 I have one other pair that is a collector’s edition.

  90. I do a lot of applique with felted wool. I need SHARP scissors to cut intricate shapes. These look likely.

    Love your blog!

  91. When looking for a pair of embroidery scissors, I first look at price and then pick the best within my price range. “Best” means sharpness, especially at the points. Embroidery scissors and sewing scissors are used interchangeably and I need really sharp points for sewing and snipping threads.
    Often I will ask my friends for their opinion on the scissors they use.

  92. I love scissors and have a bit of a collection myself. I prefer very fine, sharp points, small – love tiny scissors, and something that looks traditional or old fashioned, or unusual. Price-wise, I’ve been known to spend more than I probably should, but oh well. Don’t have any red scissors and would love to add a pair to my collection.

  93. I love to look at embroidery scissors. The color, shape and design appeal to me, particularly if they are unusual. I then make sure they are very sharp and have fine points on the blade. I am less concerned about who makes them.

  94. Mary —
    Ooooo scissors! Thank you for giving away these scissors! I would love to be a collector of scissors! I started my collection a while back – a neat tiny pair of sajou scissors – and had a list of wants — but education budgets have been cut therefore teaching hours have been cut therefore scissor budgets have been cut – no scissor pun intended. I have a 15-year-old pair of gingher embroidery scissors that I still love, that still cut threads, but l woukd like something different now and then — variety is the spice of life you know —- and these are red! How fun!!

  95. Hi,

    Finding scissors that work as advertised is so hard for me. I am left handed, but have used right handed so long, that even the true lefties are a problem. I would love to try this brand and these are a fabulous, fun color! Thanks, Lillian

  96. I’m with you, Mary! Any scissors that are red deserve a place in my sewing box. It looks like they definitely deserve a place in my sewing box and if I get them I solemnly promise not to use them on anything but thread and to get them a very special scissor fob.

    Mary C.

  97. I look for form and function. How well do the scissors do their intended job? And how pleasing are they, ergonomically and aesthetically? Life is too short to have displeasing tools for my hobby!

  98. Hi Mary,
    When I am looking to buy new embroidery scissors (which I do more often than I should admit because I misplace them..) I look for 4 things. Price, blade length (short) and sharpness, left handedness :), and color! I love color! These red ones look great and maybe I could spot them easier from wherever I might lay them down……Thanks for the givaway and the daily email..keeps me inspired!

  99. I would love to win those red scissors!!! I have one pair of small scissors that I use to embroider and my husband and grandchildren always want to use them. I would have those little red scissors just for me.

  100. I look for size that fits my fingers, also sharp tips and color….I love red and price. If they are a really good quality I will pay the price because I do a lot of needlework….

  101. I have never had special embroidery scissors, but for me I think the important thing would be are they sharp and pointed, and do they feel good in the finger holes?

  102. I’m sure my scissors choose me. When I see them they just scream out “TAKE ME HOME” and of course I agree.
    Invariably they will be very sharp and cut right to the point….often in beautiful colors and patterns. Sadly for me they often go missing amongst my many projects….however there are always more just begging for me to take them home…..how can a girl (I use the term loosely) so no.

  103. Hope you didn’t mean mailing address, as you didn’t say email, either.

    So, embroidery scissors, I am on a limited income, so usually have to make do with Walmart scissors.:{ I have always wanted a really good pair of scissors. I need longevity, the best quality I can afford, and very sharp ones with a very small point.

    I would so love to have these scissors.

  104. Be still my heart….adorable, GOOD, red scissors!! I look for and prefer sharp, dependable, long-lived and last but not least, pretty scissors!!! I’m swooning over these.
    Thanks for the chance to win these, Mary.

  105. When looking for a pair of scissors, I first consider what they will be used for (type, and requirements)Will I need extreme sharpness, etc.
    The length and size is important. Finally comfort/how well they feel when I am cutting something

  106. I so enjoy your website! My mom had two very special things when she arrived in Canada after World War II from France. One was her big black scissors for fabric and second were her tiny scissors for her embroidery. I had loved to embroider as a kid (not so much now), so before she passed away she gave me both scissors. I think it is what got me into sewing once again. Admiring your website encouraged me to practice my stitches. Both scissors are still very functional and from time to time we have them sharpened. I have bought another pair, but they don’t compare to my mom’s and am definitely sure they won’t last as long!

  107. When I look for embroidery scissors I look for handles that are large enough for my hands. They need a good sharp blade too. I do love pretty ones as well. I think those red ones are delightful.
    Carol, Windsor, CA

  108. i buy scissors for such a weak reason: cuteness, visual appeal, redness! and boy, do these fit the bill! i love your clearly written blog..it’s the most helpful one around and i would love to own something that you do ,too. immature, i know, but true! kindest regards, lucia

  109. Hi Mary!

    I find that perhaps the best reason for scissors that have a color would be that I could discern which are mine and which belong elsewhere in the house. My scissors tend to sprout legs and end up in all kinds of places. At least if they were red, they might not have as much tendency to migrate around the house.
    The sharpness of scissors is always important to me to be able to clip my threads where I’d like to have them clipped and not leave fuzzy ends. I’d certainly love to try theseout.
    Thanks, Cris

  110. The Red scissors sound wonderful! I look for several things in scissors. Functionality, of course, including how they fit and feel in my hand. I also look at their manufacture–the quality of materials, and are the efficiently and elegantly designed. And, I look at where and by whom they are made. Has the company been doing business for years and is this their speciality?

  111. Actually, I have been looking for embroidery scissors and the most imprtant criteria are that they cut really well. Secondarily, blade size is important especially with thread – smaller is quicker. Of course there are other characteristics that might influence my decision, but these are the most important.

  112. Oh My Red Scissors! I was just reading all about these yesterday on your blog and now today a give-away. I love scissors and usually select them for their eye appeal before their function. These cherry red are really cheery! Thank you very much for this opportunity. Happy Hearts are Creative Hearts…

  113. I love the red color. They would be easy to find in my sewing basket. They look like they are sturdy and would stay sharp a long time. I’m also a quilter and I think they would be great for applique.

  114. I guess my criteria would be price, functionality, and promised longevity. These red ones look great.
    Laura from Upstate NY

  115. I look at the manufacturer first. Then the size and finally, how it feels in my hand, if it is uncomfortable, what is the point in buying it, I’ll never use it no matter how sharp they are.

  116. Hello,
    I would love to have a pair of red scissors in my collection of various needlework notions. I love a good pair of scissors! Thank you for offering a chance to win a pair of red scissors!

  117. Well, talking about embroidery scissors, I look at qualities like how sharp they are at the point, how narrow they are at the point, and how sharp they are overall first as well as how smooth the action is. Secondly I look at how they feel in my hand. Can I pick them up easily with one hand or do I need to “put them on” with 2 hands? Then I look at what is the limit of their use. By this I mean will they only be good for snipping threads or will I be comfortable using them for applique when cutting into points and trimming into concave seams, etc. In other words, how functional are they? If they score well with all these characteristics, they are usually good quality and will last. Then I look at the price. If they are too much and I still want them badly enough I save for them. If not, I just keep making do without them. I have found that the brand name has a great deal to do with the quality, so I look at the reputation of the manufacturer, too. I have to admit that aesthetics do have something to do with it, but I think that’s the part that catches my eye in the beginning, but still, if they look to be really great scissors, it’s not all that important to me.

    I think that these red scissors would be a “go to” pair in my sewing box. At first the red turned me off, but I could see myself thinking, “Where are my red scissors?” if they performed as you described.

    Thanks, Mary. You made me think about it. Thanks also for another great giveaway. Please know you are appreciated by many.

  118. My criteria for embroidery scissors are 1) functionality – I buy with a specific use in mind; i.e., Hardanger scissors, or very fine blades for silk or floche, and esthetic appeal. I have to like the way they look! Would love to win the red scissors, as I am starting to do some applique work and I think the would work Very Nicely for cutting out shapes. Thank you for this lovely giveaway opportunity.
    -Sharon in France

  119. I have to admit that my eye is most often drawn to a fancy form, but with scissors, function has to come first. So I start with what they look like and then move on to the ones where function AND form meet. By function, they have to be sharp, not loose and last for quite a few cuttings. I have small hands so a too small size is never a problem.

  120. I do love red scissors. As a leftie, I will often look for left-handed ease of use. However, good solid sharp scissors are my go to. My parents gave me a pair of bandage scissors with my intials on ’em when I graduated H. S and planned to go into nursing, but that was a wash, and the scissors taught me the need for the right tool (those scissors can’t cut for beans)

    I use tiny stork scissors and with my size, they aren’t easy, but still the best type for needlework. These new red ones look like they would do the job quite well. Thanx for the opportunity to try for them.

  121. I want scissors that, with good care, keep their fine sharp edges for a long time and don’t wobble around the joining bolt. I treated myself to good fabric shears for sewing, but all of my little ones belonged to my mother. I suspect that when we were kids, we got into her good scissors, so even with the help of a good technician, I have not been able to return my little ones to the to their best. Sounds like this red pair would be a real treat. Thanks for your column. It makes my day!

  122. Eu observo bastante as laminas que devem ser muito afiadas, ajustadas, cortar em toda sua extensão (da pontinha até o cantinho interno), o tamanho tem que ser compatível com minhas mãos pequenas, se o preço for “salgado” não é problema porque elas duram uma vida…
    Eu adoraria ganhar uma dessas!!!!
    Um abraço!

  123. Hi Mary!
    I ‘regift’ inexpensive, moderately good scissors in etui or case samples in classes. When I look for embroidery or metal thread scissors, color or design may catch my eye, but tightly matched, thin and tiny blades win the day. Functionality is very important. With the advent of rotary cutters, fabric scissors that dent my fingers are no longer urgent.

  124. When looking for scissors I want them to be sharp, and look for designs, colour and anything else that makes them attractive, and they must be a reasonable price unless I am having them as a present.

  125. Mary I fall into a lot of the categories mentioned. I love a cute pair of scissors-animal designs, floral designs, specific functionality, etc., but the most important thing is that they cut well. There is nothing worse than picking up a pair of scissors and they have a dead spot. I recently spent quite a lot getting a number pairs sharpened because I am so bad about putting the dull ones back in the drawer and buying a replacement.
    I LOVE these red scissors. If I don’t win I will probably just buy a pair.

  126. He woo Mary, when looking for a pair of scissors I look for a special spark that each and every pair of scissors emit. They have to be pretty to behold, be ble to cut well, they have to feel great in my hands and the best. Look well let’s be honest red scissors scream at me they want to be downunder in the bears embroidery den they really do
    Love n hugs Bear xoxoxoxo
    Ps Mary love your posts xoxo

  127. I love a good pair of scissors! I like the small travel sized style as I often take my work on the road. Red, would probably help me not loose them like I typically do 🙂 also, I look for pointy tip as that helps get close to my work and I do appreciate quality that will last! Thanks for all your information and how to’s that helped me and inspired me to learn and try more!!

  128. I love scissors. Especially embroidery scissors. They have to have sharp points, sharp blades, and feel right in my hand as I have hands that are quite small. It’s always a bonus if they’re lovely and bring a smile each time I reach for them. I’d not be completely honest if I said appearances didn’t matter as long as they were functional because you and I both know that I’d reach for those colorful ones every time. As a lover of red, I think the scissors you’re so generously giving away are just beautiful!

  129. First of all, the scissors must be sharp, then able to reach hard to get places accurately. The value of scissors as a tool in embroidery can’t be overestimated!

  130. I have to say that I am first drawn in by the “look” of the scissors, so to find a gorgeous pair of scissors that also works amazingly well is wonderful! Red is my favorite color, so I would LOVE these.

  131. I adore really good functioning embroidery scissors and treat them like gold. It is the function of the scissor that is my primary interest and will decide if I buy them or not.
    There is nothing like a scissor that cuts my threads cleanly and with the first clip. The next concern is cost and how comfortable the scissor is to use and lastly the look.
    I could use a NEW pair for sure.

  132. I am attracted to the functionality and longevity. Its always nice if they have cosmetic appeal but that is not what get the job done. It is also nice to have large enough holes to accommodate arthritic fingers.
    Carol Davis

  133. Trying to invest in the best tools and products for embroidery has been very educational. I must admit scissors haven’t been targeted. I ponder every dollar spent that does not go into the finished work. Just beginning this adventure in February there have been lots of investments books, threads, needles, threads, fabric, threads, stand, threads. Have I mentioned threads?
    My little fiskars are comforting, but sometimes to tiny and bite the fabric. I have looked at the ones you suggested from Tanja Berlins site and they look very practical. Practical is good, but practical and sassy are fun. I have the heart and mind of a kid, but the eyes aren’t what they were. I think if I were out to purchase scissors I would look for a bit larger than the 2-1/2″ I have, good finger ease and a bright color so I am not fumbling to see them right off. I am right handed but have no peripheral vision in my right eye so I set up in front of my work. I set my tools to the left, but fumble more because I again am right handed. In fact I am always looking for a better way to keep my scissors with me without stabbing my leg or catching them on something. Thanks again Mary for all the research and information you offer. P.S. I am still giggling over the comment from the yesterday where her husband used her good red scissors to cut his toenails. Your site teaches me so much but makes me laugh out loud too.

  134. I, too, try not to call myself a scissors collector but seem to have quite a number. I look for small, sharp points for “unsewing” and close clipping and, more recently, ease of holding. These cute red scissors look like they would fit all my needs. But, I would be thrilled to give them to my sewing friend who not only could use a new pair of excellent scissors, but would really LOVE red ones. Of course I would try them first so I would know whether to invest in a pair for myself, too!

  135. Hello Mary,
    Love the red scissors. The color should help finding them . I look for scissors with a sharp tip and comfortable fit on my fingers. I have arthritis in my fingers and hands so I must have comfort in the grip and a sure snip.
    Karole in Texas

  136. Oh how I would love to own these scissors! Not only are they RED – my favorite color, and sound like the most amazing scissors ever to be invented on the planet, but more than all their amazing abilities, they are larger than normal and since I have large hands, I find the tiny embroidery scissors to be very uncomfortable, and difficult to use in precision work. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity! Pick me, pick me!

  137. Hi Mary I am looking for quality in scissors, good balance, sharp blades and a product that will last me a long time!


  138. Scissors – one day I collected all my scissors hiding in project bags and containers and drawers… I do have a collection! I love to use scissors that cut precisely and to the point. I keep my sewing scissors sharpened and everyone in my house knows that they are only for sewing.

  139. First the looks attract me, then the feel, and if they cut beautifully, I am lost. The size is important, but the buttery feel when cutting is like catnip. The only fly in the ointment is price, if they are out of my league, it becomes a wistful longing rather than a true desire.
    Luckily for me, the scissor thieves in this house know that if scissors are in my stitching area, they are off limits, unless of course they want to learn to stitch!

  140. Hope you don’t mind me asking a “teacher” question about scissors. Right now I actually feel like I am at a desk raising my hand and asking Ms.Corbett to call on me. Assuming you have here goes…. I grew up learning my mother’s broken English and struggled with our English language through my early elementary years.
    Why do we refer to scissors in the plural and than also call them a “pair of scissors”? It is a curious thing to me.

  141. When buying scissors, I look for a sharp, long lasting, high quality product. I haven’t shopped for a pair in a really long time, because I have had success in these areas. Extra scissors or always nice, for the various embroidery stations I keep around the house ; )

    Thank you for this opportunity.

  142. I look for weight and size in my scissors because I’m carrying my work everywhere so I can work when I get a few spare minutes where ever I am.

  143. Wow, these red scissors are to die for! I always look for comfort first…do the handles work with my fingers? Then, I go for sharpness all the way down to the point of the blade. Thanks, Mary 🙂

  144. First and foremost sharpness…particularly the points. Then unique design and size. I just can’t help myself. I love to collect them.

  145. I love the red scissors. I don’t know that I have bought any great scissors. I have a cute little pair I bought at my favorite quilt shop that I carry in my needlework bag. They are pretty sharp but I bought them because they were sweet looking. I also have an old pair that were my grandmothers. Price has always been a part of my decision making when buying things for myself.

  146. I want scissors that perform well first of all. I have scissors that range from $2-$100. So price isn’t tooooo much of a factor if they perform. I LOVE serrated scissors for trimming. I AM a scissor collector but I am not looking to be cured! 🙂

  147. I look for scissors with a good name and good steel. The price is important, too, and they need to be small. I expect to pay a little more for good ones. We have someone in our village that can sharpen scissors, and I keep mine sharp, believe me. Threading needles is tough enough at my age without the thread ends looking like Jacques’ tail (first scene in Disney’s Cinderella). Ha. Thanks for letting us visit. I love your site.

  148. I’d just love a new pair of scissors that fit my arthritic fingers and cut nicely! Pat in SNJ

  149. HI Mary!
    I love scissors and I they are the first place I visit while wandering through fabric stores. I am enough of an engineer that I marvel at the “workings” and how nice they feel in my hands.
    You mentioned in your review that they cut well, even in very tight areas. Perfect! The serration on the blades makes them a perfect choice, also, since I will use them at my loom as I weave, and later as I add the surface embroidery and beading to my garments. So, perfect! and the color will add a sparkle.
    Lovely and thank you for your morning newsletter, information on what is of interest to “us” and this opportunity.

  150. Thx for the opportunity to win these gorgeous scissors. When I’m buying scissors I see how they feel while I’m cutting – a good fit is key – as well as size and yes, price comes into it. My granddaughter would tell you I’d pick these because red is my favorite color!

  151. I am fairly new to your wonderful website, Mary, and have become addicted to your posts and suggestions. Thank you. I have started by following your latest project and find my little scissors made in China completely inadequate. I have caught the embroidery bug and am surfing your suggested sites for a really nice pair (or three!)

    What do I look for in scissors? I am left handed, so I look for a comfortable finger hold (not too small) with a nice weight and smooth open/close feeling to the movement. Of course, a nice clean cut and sharp point are musts. But the aesthetics of the tool must be there, too, as I get so much pleasure from the rituals of sewing and needlework.

    My left-handed Gingher shears have been decimated by my teenage boy – finding them in his workshop beside the wire cutters last month made my stomach drop,(and my blood boil).

    So presently using kitchen scissors for sewing and Chinese scissors for your project – a shameful admission on such an erudite site! ! Your beautiful red scissors look like a cut above so here I submit my bid:

    With eyes on the web
    I view with great pleasure
    Those lovely red snippers
    That cut thread to measure

    So needle’n’thread
    Please answer my prayer
    To sent me the Bohin
    Ruby scissors so fair!

  152. I’m with you, Mary. Love those red scissors. I like scissors with largish finger holes, really sharp blades and generally I like shorter blades since they seem to get right next to the fabric to cut threads. Your description of these sounds like they do that function well. I’m not a scissors collector but since I tend to mislay my scissors often I like to keep a pair in every room next to every chair where I might conceivably work. Thankfully my husband is respectful of my needlework scissors.

  153. Hello, Mary – Before I offer my thoughts on scissors, let me say thank you for all your hard work on your site and your videos. I must say your stitch demonstrations explain their execution better than most any book of pictures has for me in years. And your commentary takes the fear and mystery out of them making embroidery much more approachable. So, here are my thoughts on scissors. For me, scissors should have a smoothe action with no binding or catches all the way to the tip. And it is important the needle-sharp scissor tip must meet at the point and not pass each other or stop short. Price is not normally a factor within reason. Modern technology should be able to engineer these scissors for less than $100. Collector scissors are in a different class all their own. I like Inox blades, certainly, rust-free and something with a little weight and balance to it. Also, being male in a female dominated tradition, I do look for finger holes that can accommodate my larger fingers. Thanks for asking, Mary. Happy Stitching!

  154. I just love scissors and have several pair that belonged to my mother and grandmother. These are mostly large tailor’s scissors. What I look for in embroidery scissors are, first of all, the size of the finger holes. I have big thumbs (or maybe I’m all thumbs)and need a pair that makes my thumbs comfortable. Then I want really, really sharp scissors. And finally I like colors, or all types and these red ones are just wonderful.

  155. Mary,
    I look for several things in scissors. First, what will I use it for? If it is in my carry around bag, then I use cheap kids scissors. If they are lost, oh well. But if I am doing close work such as Hardanger or cut work, then I want a really good pair. Good point, stays sharp and not too pricey. But I have been known to buy scissors to match a project I am working on and I love the color red!

  156. What a lovely pair of scissors. I always look at the handle. Will it fit my fingers.
    And of course the color is important as well.
    I want my scissors to be nice and sharp. I am fond of this one that is presented in this give-away.
    I have a pair of Gingher scissors for my patchwork. But I am looking for a pair of good embroidery scissors, so it would be lovely to win this lovely give-away.

  157. Red scissors, what will they think of next!! I judge scissors by, first, do they work for the use I need them for. Once I get to the right type of scissors, I first want them to be a comfortable fit for my hand and then sharp. They need to be of a quality to maintain their edge. However, I will confess I have purchased scissors because they called to me. That is the excuse my daughter uses to buy purses. I think I have the same issue with scissors.

  158. Hi

    I usually get scissors based on what I need them for. For hardanger I need a small very sahrp pair while when I work with felt they need to be a normal size. I do love the novelty scissors. Having a pair to match a time of year or holiday is always fun to have and since I am always wokring on something and have it out, it is like decorating my sewing area. I do want the scissors to last…that is important as well.
    Cost is very important too, especially during these times.

  159. I am always looking for new scissors to add to my Collection [yes, it’s a Collection] but I am difficult to please. Sharp to the tip – always; tiny nippers for detail work, large shears for fabrics … must be easily hidden so no one cuts hair, paper, wires, plastic. And it is the balance, too. If I fall in love with the feel in my hand and the smooth action, price is not a factor. Thank you, Mary ♥

  160. For me, I look at the quality, size, and fit. To me nothing is worse than getting a pair of scissors that are ‘painful’ to use. Love to try a pair of these little reds ones. Thanks for showing them to us.

  161. I would like scissors by many factors. Firstly based on the blade sharpness and second preference comes by its look n feel. Light weight, price, length are few other factors. As a needle n thread work novice I am still exploring things like these.


  162. The red scissors are lovely. I have found that I really like a long sharp blade on scissors. To me a sharp blade and one that stays that way is most important. But it certainly helps if they are red!:)
    Jan in North Georgia

  163. Red scissors would be a plus when grabbing the right pair for a project. Scissors have to be a sharp pair for applique and embroidery, all the way to the tip.

  164. When I buy scissors, I look for sharpness and materials that will last. These red ones remind me of my mother’s favorite handwork scissors. She used them for years until the pin wore out.

  165. I LOVE RED. I need reliability. Small cutting potential. Portability. Visual appeal and THOSE have it!

  166. I am always attracted to color, and I collect some scissors just for their attractive or unusual designs. That said, I then have specific pairs for cutting metallics, hardanger, etc. Price has to be part of the final decision.

  167. I would love to have a pair of red bohins! The Bohin Missouri scissors are my favorite pair, because they are very sharp, feel great in the hand, and are named after my home state! What’s not to love?

  168. Hi Mary, Another wonderful give-away. Thank you. I never thought of myself as a collector of scissors but when you ran a bit about that some time ago I realized I was, indeed, a collector!
    In embroidery scissors I first look at the blades: are they pointed enough to get into the spaces I will have; are they sharp and will they stay that way; and lastly, I look at how they feel in my hand.
    I wish I could say that price was a consideration but I have several very expensive scissors and I was quite willing to pay the price for them and they have not disappointed me. If the price is really a problem then I just do without until/unless I can afford them.
    In closing: I love scissors!

  169. When I’m looking for a pair of scissors for embroidery, I usually just grab whatever pair I can put my hands on first! But I’m happiest when I actually have my little sharp pair of official embroidery scissors handy. I’m sure I bought them because they were small and relatively cheap!

  170. Hi Mary!
    LOVE, LOVE the red scissors!!!! The size is perfect for the handwork I do and maybe I would never lose them since they are red!!!
    I have really enjoyed you website, especially the liturgical patterns. Thank you for sharing with us!
    Cathy Easley
    Summerville, SC

  171. This first thing I make note of is the quality of the scissors, which can at times be evident from the brand name. I then ensure that the scissors feel comfortable when I handle them. No sense in buying high quality scissors that I can’t use comfortably. Looks are also part of the equation. I like nothing more than using quality scissors that fit comfortably in my grip which look beautiful. That’s it. Quality, comfort and beauty! How can one go wrong with that.

  172. Mary, I love scissors of all kinds. I want them to not only look good, but to cut well, and to feel well in the hand. I also like to have a variety of makers and countries that they are made in. I don’t have anly Bohin’s, but have been wanting to try some. I would just love to win these lovely red scissors.
    I would also like to thank you for the wonderful job you do with this web site and how you have helped all of the stitchers to feel like someone else out there besides us is doing this. I have learned a ton from you and hope to learn alot more.

  173. Price range, sharpness and blade size are the major aspects I look for. Aesthetics are close behind, tho. ^_^

  174. Looking for a pair of embroidery scissors first brings to mind sharpness of the blades, size, and then price. Looking and buying are separate. When I actually buy, price plays a large factor.

  175. I only use my needlework scissors for needlework. I look for reasonably priced scissors with comfortable handles, very sharp at the tip, and the overall size to be small. RED makes them a little more unique as I’ve not seen scissors before in is color.

  176. I love these red scissors and WANT them. I have a pair of 19th C reproduction scissors that I hold as my model–sharp, small and cheap ($3.00 US)and long lasting. But RED is my favorite color and the fact that these are longer make them most attractive. Please, please, let me own them!

  177. When it comes to embroidery scissors, I will mostly use them for thread/floss cutting and not fabric cutting. A short blade is good but it needs to be a sharp tip. The scissor must be able to cut everywhere along the blade including the pointed tips. The finger holes should be comfortable. The overall scissor to have a balance weight is also good. I really respect good tools. Thanks so very much for the “give aways” you sponsor for us.

  178. Hi Mary. Always look forward to your reviews. When buying scissors I look for good quality. The red ones would look neat in a special sewing case I made to celebrate my retirement. Yahoo more time to stitch ( sort of).

  179. When looking at purchasing scissors, I look at not only the price, but how they fit in my hand and, the most important, if they are distinguishable from my other scissors. For instance, if I’m purchasing a set for metallics, I make sure they can be picked up and used for only metallics, so I don’t ruin my other sets. Therefore, the red pain you’re giving away, would be ideal for my purpose!

  180. I look for the sharpness, but looks are a definite attracting too. There’s a job in picking up an attractive tool during my sewing time; the best way I can describe it that it’s a quiet little joy that adds to my pleasure.

    Thanks for the chance to win — those red scissors are gorgeous and I have already checked out the web site you recommended!

  181. I, like you, love scissors and have several pairs.Functionality, of course, comes first.The blades must be sharp and have a good point.Then comes design. I have a pair of scissors that are a black cat when closed.Fun!I also have a pair for metal threads.A tiny pair for travel, and an antique silver pair from Tiffany just to look at.

  182. These scissors are so cute! Yes…to me scissors can be cute. I look for scissors with sharp points and price is definitely a factor.

  183. I want sharp, smooth cuts for starters. The red color would be an eye catcher. Each pair that joins the tool kit has a purpose and sometimes more that one pair is needed… Multiple tool kits. 🙂 . Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  184. Usually, functionality is my concern — BUT these cute little red scissors win my heart over – AND they are functional – to boot!! Thanks for the chance to place these in my hands. Blessings!!


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