Scherenschnitte is German for “scissor cuts” It’s the art of paper cutting. It usually includes a symmetrical design, commonly found in valentines, love letters, and silhouettes. It’s origins are Germany and Switzerland. Sometime in the 16th century. This unique art form was introduced to colonial America by immigrants who settled in Pennsylvania in the 18th century.
On Sunday, February 24th, the Crane-Phillips House Museum will present a program on “Scherenschnitte, the Art of Paper Cutting,” at 2:15 PM. Doors will open at 2 p.m. This is a great activity for the whole family to share, and a fun way to learn a new crafting idea that anyone can do. While the program is free of charge, reservations ARE required, so, if interested, be sure to call (908)276-0082 or email email@example.com to reserve your spot.
“Scherenschnitte .“ I might not be able to pronounce it, but I’d sure like to try it!