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Dancing Stork Scissors - Elegant Vintage Style Stainless Steel Scissors in Silver or Gold

$6.00

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Dancing Stork Scissors - Elegant Vintage Style Stainless Steel Scissors in Silver or Gold
The Dancing Stork scissors are the perfect accessory for the knitter, crocheter, or any fiber artist who wants to add a little bit of elegance to their work. Made of stainless steel, these scissors feature slender blades with sharp points. They are great for snipping strands of embroidery and sewing thread and thinner yarns, for cutting fabric and paper, and even for slicing thin plastic projects.

Designed to recreate the antique bird scissors often found in a fine lady's embroidery box at the turn of the 20th century, their historical symbolism stems from an unexpected place. In the late 1700s, scissors etched with the image of a stork were in fact pincers used to thread ribbons in baby garments, which were removed for washing. Because of their unusual design, it was rumored that they were forceps were used by midwives to clamp the umbilical cord after delivery, but in fact they were probably just kept nearby in the mother-to-be's sewing basket.

These scissors measure 3.5 inches long (9 cm) and the blades are are about 1 inch long (2.5 cm). These scissors meet the standards required by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and are therefore approved for US air travel. Please select whether you would prefer your scissors in Gold or Silver from the dropdown before checkout - if left unselected, the color will be chosen randomly.

These scissors fit inside the Jumbo Snap 'n Go notions case largest section. You can check out the selection of notion cases here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/LadyDanio?section_id=7792470