G is for Gingher
The Gingher company is newer than I’d thought. It was founded in 1947, and family owned and operated for three generations before it was bought by Fiskars in 2005. Fiskars, in turn, is older than I’d thought. It was founded in 1649.
There have apparently been stork styled scissors around for a very long time. Anecdotal evidence suggests that the early ones were actually midwife’s forceps rather than scissors. There was a site called creweljewels.com which had a history online, but it’s disappeared into the ether.
In any case, I have a pair now and they’re really beautiful. They’ll fit beautifully into one of the Lantern Moon notions bags I got. In fact, I now have one stocked notions kit (including scissors) for each of the four project bags I have.
At the moment I’m only using two of the project bags actively (for the Belle Greene shawl and TARDIS socks) and one passively (for the Dice Bag of Doom). Which means one bag was completely empty and one full but lonely.
I decided to get cracking on the WIPs, so I’ve started work on a pocket market bag.
Blog Contests and Giveaways
I didn’t win the Madeline Tosh Vintage from Lisa Bogart, but she has a new giveaway for a Yarn Pop Messenger Bag (30 April). I also entered to win Bob the Bunny and his helper from Stanas Critters (11 April).