If you've ever purchased and worked with a high quality knife, you know what “sharp” is. Slicing through tomatoes like butter and cutting with little to no effort. That's why chefs and foodies get their knives sharpened regularly. And if you've sliced your finger by accident with said knife, then you know what that feels like – nothing.

Jamie Dougherty and I were involved in a Designer Challenge with Charity Wings in which we were given 8 minutes to create a project with Westcott Scissors, May Arts Ribbon, FloralCraft Foam, DecoArt Paint, Scrapbook Adhesives' Keepsake Pockets, Rowlux Illusion Film, and a few other goodies.

We were rushing and laughing and crafting like mad and I left the scissors sitting OPEN on the table. I rushed to grab them and didn't feel a thing. And then there was blood all over the place. I had sliced my fingers like a tomato! I got some first aid, used some of the bandaids from the first aid pack in my project and Jamie and I tied for first place :) The whole thing happened LIVE online via Charity Wings' livestreaming LIVE from CHA event. We just rolled with it!

Today, this is what my fingers look like: – healing pretty well, except for the ink in the cuts! LOL What can a crafter do?



Some people might think this is bad PR for Westcott. I think not. If the person who chopped up their hand with the scissors still thinks Westcott scissors are the bomb, then just agree with her and get some of these fabulouso scissors for yourself! Just focus on cutting the paper or fabric or metal sheets you're working with and steer clear of the hands. I now honor them as “The Sharpest Scissors in the Land”:


Thanks for stopping by!

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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2 thoughts on “How Sharp ARE Westcott’s Scissors? A CHA Story…

  1. I used to swear by Fiskars scissors and then I won a set of Westcott scissors and I will never go back!!! I LOVELOVELOVE these sharp babies!! They cut through ANYTHING like butter!!!! I have yet to slice myself (which is an amazing thing considering my track record with sharp things) and hope I don’t but if I do I will STILL swear by these scissors! They ARE the bomb diggity-dog!! LOL

    Posted on January 23, 2014 at 7:54 am