Embroidery Stork Scissors
There is nothing quite so beautiful and unique as stork embroidery scissors. Hand made in Sheffield by master craftsmen and women by William Whiteley & Sons. They have very sharp blades and fine points that are perfect for delicate work. And far superior to other stork scissors.
Is is still unclear where or how stork embroidery scissors came into being. But one story is that they began as midwife clamps (hence the stork) that were used to hold the umbilical cord. And midwifes would often do needlework whilst waiting for the birth to while away the time and it is thought that the midwife clamps, that were shaped as storks would often get mixed up with their embroidery scissors. And over time the scissors evolved into the shape of storks. With a story like that wouldn't they make a beautiful addition to your sewing box.
William Whiteley & Sons are the oldest scissors works in the Western world. And have been making classic scissors in Sheffield since 1760.
Made in Sheffield
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