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Scherenschnitte Workshop: With HPAC Board Member Martha Clinton

May 17, 2009 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Scherenschnitte (pronounced share’en shnit ta) means “scissor cutting” and is a craft dating back to the early 1800’s in Germany. Housewives would use this technique to make decorations for their mantle and themselves. Teachers would cut paper prizes for their students. Lovers made fancy valentines, and historians made beautiful wedding certificates and family trees. In this workshop you will learn to fold, draw and cut your own intricate designs that can be stained and colored to personalize. Paper, scissors and dye will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own materials. Scissors should be small with a pointed tip, such as sewing or embroidery scissors.


May 17, 2009
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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5020 S. Cornell Avenue
Chicago, 60615
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