SHARING THE PASSION

A GREAT COLLECTION OF MEMORIES

When we started this new chapter in the Ernest Wright history, we were overwhelmed by the great many wonderful stories people shared with us. Emails from fans all over the world, from heartwarming to outright funny. All with one common thread: the love and passion for the brand. We will continue to share more stories with you through our website and social media.

OVERVIEW
Putter at work

Fulfilling backorders

Let us start by saying we’re astounded at the support our customers have given us during this most complicated of summers.  Despite long wait times …

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Two Ernest Wight employees standing inside the doors to the workshop

Your Support

Our youngsters are all fine crafsmen in their own right, some of them with several years’ experience, and they did a great job. Nonetheless, the …

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Paper sculpture of a fox by artist Ruby Fox

Making Something Magical

Ruby Fox creates out-of-the-ordinary experiences for shoppers, theatre-lovers and festival-goers through her installation art. We spoke to Fox about how she crafts weird and wonderful microcosms from a studio, here in Sheffield…

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Kutrite scissor on presentation box

Bringing back the Kutrite

Over the last year, we’ve been awaiting the right opportunity to bring back a classic kitchen scissor, the Kutrite. Now, a breakthrough is near. Ernest Wright has teamed up with a tool and die specialist who shares our vision…

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Looking after your scissors

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO LOOK AFTER MY SCISSORS? Always store scissors dry, and maybe keep them wrapped in some clean-dry absorbent material. We …

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A tailored jacket on a mannequin

Time-honoured quality

Gary Newbold is a designer who has travelled the world in search of the best fabric. After working with top names like Barbour and Ralph Lauren, Gary now focuses on his own luxury brand – English Utopia…

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A man unloading a leather sofa from the top of a car

Transforming ‘junk’ into high-end bags

Millions of tonnes of waste are sent to landfill each year. But what if we could turn that junk into useful, everyday items? That’s the mission of Neil Wragg, founder of Ragsto and resident artisan on BBC1’s Money for Nothing.

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Very old image of an open coal fire grate with scissors bunched together ready to be worked on

HCA: Supporting crafts to thrive

Craft heritage is the activity of using traditional materials and knowledge to practice a craft and continue it for successive generations. They emerge from a …

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Desk of a yacht on the sea with a larger yacht on the left

Cutting carbon fibre with traditional tools

Xtenders is a company that builds bespoke tenders for superyachts. They use carbon fibre for many components, a fabric that is heavy, thick and difficult to cut. We’re proud that Xtenders choose for the traditional Ernest Wright Tailor shears to cut this modern material.

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WHAT’S YOUR STORY?

Perhaps you’d like to share a nice story, your particular craft or fond memories of certain events. We’d love to read it. Or see it, for your videos are very welcome.

Please send an email to stories@ernestwright.co.uk or comment through our social channels.

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WATCH THE VIDEOS
Ernest Wright employee holding a pair of scissors up to the light to check the blades

SHORT DOCUMENTARIES

In recent years, some very nice documentaries were made on the craft of making scissors. It gives some great insights into the skills and care it takes to create a pair of Ernest Wright scissors or shears.