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Scherenschnitte Patterns

I have mentioned before that scherenschnitte (paper cutting) is very similar to scroll sawn portraits. The only difference is the medium in which we work. But the principles of design remain the same. Since the two art forms are so similar, us scrollers can easily look to scherenschnitte for patterns and inspiration. I recently came across a great collection of scherenschnitte patterns available for download. The collection also includes the Back Street Collection, an archive of out-of-print scherenschnitte books made available to the public. The patterns are provided in JPG format for easy scaling and printing. There are so many wonderful patterns to choose from, you won’t know where to begin. Check it out!


3 Responses to Scherenschnitte Patterns

  1. Anonymous September 17, 2008 at 3:51 am #

    I’d love to try some of the patterns, but at the bottom of the website page it says they are not to be duplicated for personal use???

  2. Travis September 18, 2008 at 8:46 pm #

    I’d contact the website administrator for clarification. It’s kinda silly to put the collection online if they don’t want to share it. I believe Jeanette Holme made the Backstreet collection available. I know she can be contacted through the Scherenschnitte Yahoo Group at:

  3. nina faegh August 2, 2011 at 1:59 am #

    I’m miss faegh from the surgery clothes making company in iran…
    would you please send me ur newest surgery gun pattern?

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