Wednesday, September 24, 2014
My new toys
Wandering through the craft/fabric store the other day I saw that all the fancy Fiskars cutting devices were 40% off, so I bought myself two large hole punches. One cuts circles an inch in diameter, the other a bit more than 5/8". I thought these would be helpful in my daily collages, where I have occasionally used the holes from my standard 1/4" punch as design elements.
I understand that blades get dull with use, especially when you cut paper. I don't understand how a blade starts out dull when it comes from a manufacturer customarily known for its high quality. I own Fiskars scissors that have been used for decades, and while they may not cut silk any more, they can sure cut newsprint.
Always sad when a brand name you thought you could trust lets you down. I guess I'll just cut my newsprint circles freehand and save the punch for heavier paper. But I'll be unhappy.