Many of us have a collection of embroidery scissors which work perfectly well for cutting thread and floss. But most of those scissors aren't thin and sharp enough for the fine cutting required for hardanger.
As I was beginning to cut this section on A Legacy of Love, I had a moment of laziness, not wanting to get up for my good hardanger scissors. Of course my pretty Gingher Alicia is sharp enough but not thin. The other pair on my table had the opposite problem. So off I went for my Dovo.
What a lovely pair of scissors! They have a thin, fine blade that easily gets between linen threads, and sharp to the very tip. These scissors are made for hardanger. In no time, and without struggle, I was finished cutting.
They cost more but are SO worth it.