Down a dirt road, past fields and deep woods ~
stands a humble little farmhouse wearing chippy white paint and a rusty tin roof...
it's here at our beloved Notforgotten Farm that you will find me...chasing our kittens, puttering in the herb gardens or talking to the trees.
and I collect old & odd things.

I pull wool & cotton through linen. I walk barefoot in my garden and throw my head back and cackle when I laugh ~
I'm just a little farm-witch that loves where I am & who I'm with ~
I love seeing the past through the eye of my needle...

Our Needlework Shop & Studio
is located here at our farm:
3530 Tye River Road
Amherst, Virginia 24521
ph. 434-263-6508
email ~

Regular Shop & Open Studio Hours:
Fridays & Saturdays 10:00 - 4:00
*no Open Studio during pre-scheduled Classes or Events

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

~ A Snippet of a Different Kind ~

Good Morning Friends & Folk!
and a happy hot September 4th to you all ~

as I have posted on IG & FB...
I am getting back into my Scherenschnitte or papercuttings.

I made and sold many and am humbled 
~ that they now reside in private collections throughout the world.

 my favorite subject is of course Autumn, Witches & Christmas,
but I have been known to snip a few rabbit folk as well for Easter!

Primarily I use these large Chinese scissors to work,
but for small detail I use a very sharp, antique pen knife and Xacto knife as well...

most of my works are freehand, but I do also pencil in lines to follow before I cut away...

I never know how it will look
until the finish and I hold it up to the light!

I use 67lb black cardstock
and my own hand-parched, stained and scorched papers...
a technique that my dear aunts taught me when I was younger ~

this sweet little sweeping witch was cut from my own paper 
and is mounted on the black cardstock ~ just the opposite of the one shown above:

 I'll be offering a few finished & framed cuttings at our 
Gathering of Primitive Friends Show 
here at the Farm on Saturday September 21st

I also would like to offer some templates for those who might want to try it themselves, 
and perhaps some notecards or prints of my originals ~

Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori


Linda said...

Beautiful as always Lori. Such Talent! I am always amazed!!!!

NMK said...

These are so cute Lori ! Is there anything you can't do ?????

Annmarie said...

Lori, I have to say, your talent and creativity doesn't end. These are AMAZING. I would love to purchase.....I would frame the witch and enjoy during the Holiday season. I wish I lived closer (in Dayton) so I could visit and join you to stitch.

Michelle H said...

I love Scherenschnitte so much, my mom is from the Black Forest and always created and taught me the crafts of her heritage. I found a really neat tool at's a tiny blade attached to a round ring like holder. Sometimes updated tool are easier on the hands as we get older.

Many blessings, fall has landed in my neck of the woods and I am starting to see the birds and squirrels getting ready, the leaves are tipped in gold and red and thoughts of hooking wooly mats are entering my dreams again.

Rugs and Pugs said...

I'm in awe!

Krissy B. said...

Lori, I love doing paper cutting and have done many but they are not my style so I have not done it for some time now.I have not one displayed in my house and always have given them away. I would really like some included in my decorating. I LOVE your style and if you offer patterns I will by them for sure. I have loved your pieces for years. Please consider creating patterns to sell. I'm sure there are many of us who would be thrilled. Good luck his weekend. I envy those who will be there.

VLPDevore said...

Been forever since I've done "paper cutting" but would love one (or more) for Halloween. Be sure to post some for sale. Love all your work, vickie

Lily said...

You do the most gorgeous work Lori, and I would loooovvveee to be able to buy a template and try my hand at this. It looks so amazing

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