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The 2014 CHA Show has come and gone and once again, it has proved to be an exciting event.
Fiskars was showing their most recently released scissors in the booth. They are the Fiskars Thick & Heavy Amplify Shears. They come in three sizes and are created to cut through a variety of heavy materials. The scissors are currently available on Amazon.com, and you can read our reviews of the 10″ size, 8″ size and the 6″ size (complete with video) here on Craft Critique!
Like their bigger sibling the 10″ Amplify Mixed Media Scissors that Deena looked at yesterday, the idea behind the new Fiskars 8″ Amplify Mixed Media scissors is that they are premium shears designed for cutting extra-thick mixed-media materials.
Fiskars’ brand name is synonymous with quality and these scissors live up to that and more. Sculpted thumb and forefinger loops fit the shape and the natural movement of the hand and allow you to cut through many types of media without your hand tiring. The patented technology, which causes the blades to sense separation, and then transfer the energy to a torsion bar, which adjusts the blade and allows it to shift to its optimal cutting angle is quite ingenious. All of this essentially means that you can pick up any kind of mixed media item that you can envision and use these incredible scissors to cut it into the shape required for your project. Continue Reading →
I was so excited to try out these shears. I’ve long been a fan of Fiskars scissors for all my crafting and was looking forward to giving these a trial run in my mixed media projects.
The Amplify shears are designed with a large handle and long blades which makes cutting a variety of materials pretty easy. Continue Reading →
Fiskars is synonymous with quality. As a crafter I have many of their products in my craft space and I rely on these products on a daily basis. I never worry about them not being able to perform. From my paper trimmers to scissors, Fiskars has established themselves as a leader in the industry.
I currently own five pairs of Fiskars scissors including my Fiskateer scissors and my grandmother’s scissors that were passed down to me after her passing years ago. I use them daily while I’m crafting, or repairing a hem for my husband, or even opening all my lovely packages from my online shopping
When I was presented with the opportunity to review a pair of scissors from Fiskars I knew I wanted to do a bit more research on the topic. I rounded up all the scissors I own (ten pairs currently) and I did a little test. Some scissors are made for tight spaces. There are scissors for lefty’s like my husband. There are non-stick scissors for sticky substances and there are all-purpose scissors. Each of the scissors I own serve a different purpose and each of them are relied upon to do their job and do it right every time.
[Editor's Note: This is part two of Maria's overview of the CHA Winter 2013 Innovations Showcase. In case you missed it, you can read part one from yesterday to get the whole story.)
One highlight of the CHA Winter 2013 Innovations Showcase event was the opportunity to speak to Rachel Faucett. Rachel is the author & designer from the popular blog, Handmade Charlotte. For those who may be unfamiliar with the Handmade Charlotte blog, Rachel blogs about a variety of subject matters that would appeal to families. She is a mother of five kids, a blogger, and a designer for Anthropologie, as well as working on her farm. I have loved reading her blog and have found her advice and suggestions very helpful.
We discussed her new Handmade Charlotte line of stencils from Plaid that are great for all types of projects. They can be used on fabric, wood, and more. She currently has a short video on YouTube for Plaid that shows how to make an easy copper necklace.