Sharpening Stone

448Stork Scissors. My cutting accessory of choice. I searched for the right pair, silver finish as opposed to gold or brass, fit, function. All these qualities were important to me. I am very careful to just use them on fabric and thread, absolutely no paper, and after I am finished, I sheath them.

But what happens after you play with your toys month after month? Wear and tear. So I put out the call last year for a Christmas present that involved a sharpening implement.

This is what they came up with…


I like it but it involves soaking and cleaning of the stone. What is your best method of sharpening your beloved implements?

About Rachel

I have been studying and working with various forms of needlework for the past ten or more years. I look to the stitching community for insights and expansion on my lifelong studies. My favorites are blackwork designs or projects with minimal needle changes that focus on the pattern, not necessarily the color. My completed portfolio is available publicly on Flickr. You can also find me on Twitter, Pinterest, Etsy, and of course on Facebook


  1. I am facing a similar dilemma and can’t wait to see what our fellow stitchers have to say.

  2. Lisa Thompson says:

    the easiest way to sharpen scissors is to cut through some fine sandpaper, coarser for really dull blades

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