Have you heard of Ernest Wright and Son? They’re a Sheffield scissor factory where craftsmen produce handmade steel scissors. But Ernest Wright is no Victorian set up. They are canny enough to have their own Instagram account and you really must watch The Putter – a video set around one of their craftsmen.
I was lucky enough to be up North for Christmas, and popped into Sheffield for the last of my Christmas shopping, where I took a quick diversion to pay homage to the closed Ernest Wright factory:
If you’re a fan of Northern cities, you should definitely listen to Jarvis Cocker’s Musical Map Of Sheffield. I grew up at a similair time to Jarvis, a little further south, but with Sheffield as a big part of my childhood.
Anyway, this is all a long way of saying – guess what I received for Christmas?
These are to add to my already sizeable scissor collection, but as I commented, ‘A dressmaker can never have too many scissors.’ It’s true! I’m a particular fan of thread snippers that I can loop a length of velvet ribbon through and hang from my neck.
These pink handled 8 inch dressmakers shears come with a donation to Breast Cancer Care. Mine are left handed scissors – my first! I can’t wait to see if they transform my life. Despite their heft, they’re not too heavy at all and just begging to cut out a new dress.
Did you receive any sewing-related items for Christmas?