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 us...chasing our kittens, puttering in the herb gardens, or talking to the trees.

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

Due to Covid-19 Health restrictions, the Shop & Studio at Notforgotten Farm is CLOSED until further notice...

Our ETSY Shop is Always Open!
visit our Etsy Shop by clicking on any one of the thumbnail photos below or going to

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

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