The delightful Petite Stork is the smaller, more traditional version of our Grande Stork scissors. A perennial classic, stork snips are said to have originated as a tool used by midwives to cut the umbilical cord after a baby’s birth.
Embroidery scissors have evolved into a high art form, treasured for centuries for their use in delicate embroidery and fine needlework and are very popular with collectors.
🇮🇹 About Alpen Premana With the exception of Alpen's Schoolhouse Lefties, every pair of Ciselier scissors is shipped in a stunning custom-designed Presentation Box containing information about the manufacturer you are supporting, as well as an exclusive Ciselier polishing cloth. Our packaging is both durable and beautiful – just like our scissors.
Alpen is a family-run manufacturer in Premana, an Italian village in Lecco that is a centuries-old centre of heritage cutlery and blades. Brothers Mauro and Pietro Gianola are the second generation to run this business, founded in 1964 during a period of explosive growth that saw Premana emerge as one of the world’s premier scissor-making regions. Alpen’s superior quality, brilliant designs and commitment to traditional craftsmanship have recently attracted growing recognition outside of Italy.
🇮🇹 About Alpen Premana
With the exception of Alpen's Schoolhouse Lefties, every pair of Ciselier scissors is shipped in a stunning custom-designed Presentation Box containing information about the manufacturer you are supporting, as well as an exclusive Ciselier polishing cloth. Our packaging is both durable and beautiful – just like our scissors.
They arrived beautifully packaged and I was immediately impressed at how great they felt in my hand, and how precise they are. Love them. Worth every penny!
These tiny sewing scissors are every bit as perfect as promised. I am thrilled to own them. They are also extremely beautiful. I recommend them highly.
I put in an order for the Alpen Petite Stork embroidery scissors for a mothers day gift. They arrived with lightning speed. and made my mother very happy this year. She raves about the beautiful design and layout. They are very sharp and have a satisfying smoothness as they cut, top shelf quality. The packaging itself could be a five star review on its own.
Thank you very much.
I may or may not have started a new knitting project just to employ these lovely scissors. They’re extraordinarily precise (hear razor sharp), beautiful to hold, and are a perfectly-sized-must-have addition to any stitchery artists tool kit! I can’t see how I could trust any other pair for my projects again.
The Alpen Petite Stork embroidery scissors are absolutely beautiful! They are delicate but sturdy, the perfect size for intricate work yet large enough to feel great in my hand. The no-plastic packaging is lovely. It was a pleasure to unbox these scissors, and it's a pleasure to use them!