WJ Tested: Fiskars – More Than Just Orange Scissors

WJ Tested: Fiskars – More Than Just Orange Scissors

WJ Tested: Fiskars – More Than Just Orange Scissors

WJ Tested: Fiskars – More Than Just Orange Scissors

“How many times have you used the orange scissors in the office?” Jill asked Viv. “A gazillion. Why?” Viv replied. But before Jill had a chance to respond, the lightbulb went off. The orange scissors have the brand name Fiskars stamped on them. So, this is where it all began!

Fiskars Village in Finland

Fiskars Village in Finland

Fiskars Village in west Finland is home to the famous Fiskars Ironworks that were founded in 1649 by Dutch businessman, Peter Thorwöste. Today the ironworks are a thing of the past, but on a recent visit we were thrilled to find this quaint village is a bustling tourist stop with a variety of exhibitions, galleries, cafes, and is also a well-known hot-spot for Finnish design.

Onoma Shop in Fiskars Village

Onoma Shop in Fiskars Village

While at Fiskars Village we viewed the extensive selection of handicrafts at the Onoma Shop that acts as a co-operative for over 100 local artisans.

Artisan Co-Operative at Onoma Shop

Artisan Co-Operative at Onoma Shop

This shop, located in the stone building that features a clock tower (that apparently hasn’t told the correct time for a few years), is where we found everything from ceramics to leather goods to glassware to textiles to sculptures, and is a wonderful place to purchase both souvenirs and collectables.

Artisan Co-Operative at Onoma Shop

Artisan Co-Operative at Onoma Shop

Artisan Co-Operative at Onoma Shop

Artisan Co-Operative at Onoma Shop

As we wandered around the village, we visited many other shops where master artisans craft their work and sell to the public. One of our favorites was Jalo. At Jalo, goldsmith Timo Mustajärvi presents his unique work and products.

JALO Goldsmith Timo Mustajärvi Presents His Work and Products

JALO Goldsmith Timo Mustajärvi Presents His Work and Products

We also saw a couple of the current temporary exhibitions that were on display to the public at the time of our visit, watched a master glassblower making handblown glass souvenirs at Glass Studio Bianco Blu, and visited the Forge to see Blacksmith Martina Lindberg at work.

Visit the Blacksmith at Fiskars Village

Visit the Blacksmith at Fiskars Village

Visit a Master Glassblower in Fiskars Village

Visit a Master Glassblower in Fiskars Village

Handblown Glass Souvenirs at Glass Studio Bianco Blu

Handblown Glass Souvenirs at Glass Studio Bianco Blu

Fiskars Village has a wide variety of activities occurring throughout the year, and is a fun and interesting destination for visitors of all ages to discover.

Exhibition at Fiskars Village

Exhibition at Fiskars Village

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2 Responses to WJ Tested: Fiskars – More Than Just Orange Scissors

  1. Can you please tell me where can I buy a Fiskars 23cm Dressmaking Scissor. I am in Gauteng and all places that used to stock this tells me that it is no longer available in SA

    Corne Ferreira 01/04/2013 at 10:11 am
    • Good question, Corne Ferreira. We do not know the answer, but will ask our sources and get back to you. Cheers, Viv and Jill

      Viv 01/04/2013 at 12:47 pm

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