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A Delicate Art, Lost for 125 Years

A new, but old, style of papercutting

Popular in the 1870s in America and Europe

Perforated paper has been used for embroidery for over 150 years, but for about 15 years in the late 1800s people also cut very delicate, lacy crosses from the paper.

Visit the Gallery page to see antique and contemporary designs.

Visit the Kits page to try the craft yourself. Patterns from easy to intermediate, for Valentines Day, Easter, Halloween, Christmas

See the Crosses page to purchase pieces cut for you by Heirloom Arts. Gifts for Easter, First Communion, Confirmation, births and weddings.


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