At Koch & Co, we have a wide range of scissors to serve all your floristry and crafting needs. The difference between florist scissors and craft scissors is that florist scissors have a large grip and short blades. This allows for precise cuts and also minimises strain placed on the hand and wrist. Craft scissors tend to have large blades and asymmetrical handles. They are not only great for craft, but are also useful to florists as a means to achieve cleanly cut ribbons, papers, and fabric for packaging purposes.
Looking For The Best Garden Scissors?
Garden scissors come in a number of designs for various purposes. The best garden scissors to use are the ones best suited to the specific task. Garden trimming scissors can be ideal for detail work like succulents, terrarium, and bonsai trimming, picking herbs, and trimming lawn edges. Heavy-duty garden pruning scissors are more often known as secateurs, which are designed to be more powerful and ergonomic than a standard scissor shape. They are useful for jobs like harvesting flowers, thinning plants, and heading dead or diseased stems and branches.
Bypass secateurs are a popular type of garden trimming scissors, which cut cleanly and precisely through most plant stems with ease.
Craft Scissors For All Creative Projects
Scissors for craft are designed to be able to cut through a wide variety of materials, such as fabric, cardstock, tissue paper, and thread. Where some craft scissors are designed for specific tasks, like embroidery, many general arts and crafts scissors like our Classic Multipurpose Fiskars Premium Scissors, are suitable for a number of crafting activities. Craft scissors need to have very sharp blades and tend to have a tapered tip, both of which allow for intricate and precise cutting. For florists, craft scissors for fabric are a key tool of the trade, used to cleanly cut ribbons for bouquets. Craft paper scissors are equally important for cutting paper wraps for bouquets. Neatly cut paper and ribbon are essential to the overall finish and finesse of a bouquet. A sharp pair of scissors designated for paper and one for ribbon cutting is a sure way to achieve consistent results.
High Quality Scissors For Crafts
At Koch & Co, we are proud to stock a range of wholesale craft scissors from premium to standard varieties. Whether you need small craft scissors for thread snipping, or fabric scissors that can cut through multiple layers of fabric, we have the right scissors for the job. Check out our range of craft scissors online and in person at our Koch & Co Superstore in Auburn, NSW.
Trusted Australian Brand For Your Florist Scissors
Florist scissors are an essential tool of the trade. Not quite a secateur and not quite a standard pair of scissors, florist scissors are scissors to cut plants with. Florist scissors are designed for prolonged use and precision work, while also offering great durability and strong cutting force. At Koch & Co, we are industry experts on floristry and understand the unique needs demanded in this line of work. Whether it’s bonsai scissors or rose cutting scissors, florists across Australia know they can come to us for reliable and quality floristry cutting tools.
- Can I use regular scissors to cut plants?
Whenever you cut a plant, the key risks are introducing disease and stress to the plant. Understandably, if you bring a pair of household or kitchen scissors into the mix, the odds are not in your plant’s favour. However, if you use a clean and sharp cutting tool like small garden scissors, the chances of any disease affecting your plant are greatly reduced. When trimming a plant, be mindful to carefully inspect it before snipping anything. Check for disease, uneven growth, spindly limbs, and new growth. These factors will tell you where to cut and how much.
To look after yourself, make sure you have the right cutting tool for the job. If you’re cutting a thin stemmed indoor plant, use plant trimming scissors. If you’re pruning a woody-stemmed plant outdoors, use secateurs. Lightweight and ergonomic cutting tools that are suited to the job will save you from discomfort brought about by strain and friction.
- What scissors are best for a florist?
To cut plant material, especially stems, which can be woody and tough, it’s a good idea to get a pair of flower scissors that have large handles and smaller blades. Large handles and smaller scissor blades increase the force exerted on the object to be cut. For the user, this means less effort and less strain is necessary for each cut.
An industry favourite for florist scissors Australia wide are the Flower Snips Heavy Duty Yellow Black. Affordable and versatile, these scissors have extra thick, short blades and reinforced handles, perfect for cutting thicker flower foliage as well as for more intricate snipping of buds and foliage.
For thicker or tougher stems, a pair of garden cutting scissors like bypass secateurs can make a clean cut with precision and ease. Likewise, for stems with very small buds or leaves, scissors with a micro tip can make detailed work easier. See our Powercut Micro-tip Flower Snips Fiskars as an example.
- What are craft scissors used for?
Craft scissors are an indispensable tool for any craft form. Whether it’s embroidery, origami, scrapbooking, or patchwork, there are craft scissors available to cleanly cut the unique materials you’re using. Some more niche varieties of scissors available at Koch & Co include our crinkle cut craft scissors, which can be used as a pinking shear or to cut a zig zag pattern into paper and cardboard. If you’re after general-use craft scissors, a tapered tip with two sharp blades is standard. Sharp craft scissors help to cleanly cut through a wide variety of materials and a tapered tip is key to intricacy in cuts.
- How to sterilise scissors for plants?
To sterilise scissors before trimming a plant, follow one of these methods:
- Add a few drops of tea tree oil to a clean, dry cloth and wipe scissors, both before and after trimming.
- Use rubbing alcohol wipes or wet a clean, dry cloth with rubbing alcohol. Wipe blades clean, and allow time to evaporate.
- How to trim flowers?
When it comes to trimming flowers for harvesting or for plant maintenance, it pays to have the right cutting tool. Flower cutting scissors are great for thin-stemmed plants. Secateurs are ideal for woodier stems.
To harvest a bloom as a cut flower to be displayed in a vase, cut at the base of the stem. If your flower grows from a bulb (like a freesia), cut above the leaves at the base (if any). This allows the plant to continue photosynthesising so that it may bloom next season.
To trim flowers for maintenance of a plant, take care of deadhead flowers and buds that are spent. This encourages more vigorous growth and also manages the spread of seeds.
- How to trim flowers for a vase?
Trimming flowers for a vase is a simple job that benefits from a little creative intuition. Once you have harvested or purchased your flowers, remove thorns and excess foliage from each stem. Next, check for any disease, insects, and damaged or dying flowers or foliage. Remove these with floral scissors by trimming the affected stem at the base or by cutting off the affected flower or leaf.
Next, individually trim the bottom of every stem at an angle. This maximises the surface area available through which a given stem can absorb nutrients and water. This, in turn, helps your flowers and foliage to maintain a vigorous appearance for longer.
If some of your stems are too dense with flowers and the overall impact of each bloom is being lost, feel free to ‘edit’. This means removing some otherwise healthy individual flowers from a cluster to allow more space for other flowers to really shine.
- When to trim pot plants during flowering?
Trimming a potted plant, whether indoors or outdoors can be daunting, especially if it is flowering. If you choose to prune within the flowering period, doing so immediately after a cycle of flowering is advisable. Doing this with small pruning scissors at this point in the cycle will help to avoid any pruning of unopened buds.