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I forgot to show off my Christmas gift from my husband and son: Fancy scalloped pinking shears! I was looking and looking for something to scallop furbelows, and the little punches they used back in the day are not made anymore—or, they are so hard to come by I wasn’t able to find them. But, I did find these, and put them on my wish list. Previously I used a “scalloped” rotary cutter, which really was just more wavy than anything. This gives the right shape!

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I am completely in love with them, and can’t wait to dig into an 18th century gown so I can use them for real! Although, judging by the pics here, I need loads more practice before I'm allowed to cut any fancy fabric!

I found them here:
http://www.japanwoodworker.com/product.asp?s=JapanWoodworker&pf_id=06.301&dept_id=22381

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Date: 2012-01-18 06:02 pm (UTC)

Date: 2012-01-18 06:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ashamanja-babu.livejournal.com
Neat! Thanks for sharing the source.

Date: 2012-01-18 06:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] the-thread-lady.livejournal.com
Very nice! I can't wait to see them in action!

Date: 2012-01-18 06:45 pm (UTC)

Date: 2012-01-18 07:00 pm (UTC)

Date: 2012-01-18 06:48 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] tudorlady.livejournal.com
Oh, for scalloping shears...

More to tell - will email you :)

Date: 2012-01-18 07:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jillwheezul.livejournal.com
Oooooohhhhh!

Date: 2012-01-18 08:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] izodiea.livejournal.com
I want them, I want them so bad! Thanks for sharing!!

Date: 2012-01-18 09:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bauhausfrau.livejournal.com
Yay! I LOVE my scallopped pinkers, use em all the time for 18th C trimmings. I actually have used one of those punches and can say that the scallop pinkers are FAR better - easier to use, cleaner cut and no need to resharpen all the time.

Date: 2012-01-18 11:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] madamekat.livejournal.com
OMG, that looks amazing!!!

Date: 2012-01-19 09:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fiofiorina.livejournal.com
What a great gift!

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