Knowing how to make a good bow in any
size using any width ribbon is probably one of the most important and
basic things you will learn how to do when working in a florist shop
With a florist bow you can dress
up a plant, add to a Christmas decoration, make a corsage and tie up a
You can do the same at home. It might take a little bit of
practice but it is well worth learning how to do.
In my teens the first day on the job in a flower shop I was taught to make a florist bow. The head florist of the shop patiently showed me how to hold the ribbon in one hand as I twisted equal lengths to form loops and tie it off with a small piece of wire. When she was satisfied that I knew what I was doing she sent me out front to serve customers and told me to make 150 little corsage bows. So in between serving customers, answering the phone, running errands for the florists and watering plants I was making little bows. I started painfully slowly but by the end of the day I had got the hang of it even though my finger tips were throbbing.