Wycinanki Workshop (Polish papercuting)

with Sue Van Wassenhove
(in collaboration with the National Folk Organization Conference)

Thursday, April 8: 7:00–8:30pm EDT

Online via Zoom

Free and easy registration at the NFO Conference site.

About the Workshop

If you can cut zigzags in paper, you can cut feathers for a wycinanki traditional Polish rooster paper-cutting.

The pronunciation is: vee-chee-NAHN-kee

Do fertility symbols make you nervous? Surely a Polish rooster paper-cutting couldn’t lead to pregnancy. Why not try one and find out?

Materials needed: Collect 2” x 3” (or larger) scraps of bright plain paper (from magazines, wrapping, and origami paper). To prepare for the workshop download the supply & preparation suggestions and pattern sheet for the workshop.

About Sue

Sue Van Wassenhove’s training as a German teacher led her to try lace-like Swiss papercuttings, called Schereschnitte, in 1988. Since then, while living in Switzerland, she studied under a master paper-cutter in Bern. It was only natural to add Polish wycinanki to her snipping.

Donations are appreciated in order to support both the artists and the Folk Arts Center. We suggest $10, although more or less, depending on your circumstances, is always fine! Thank you!

If you prefer to donate via regular mail, please send your checks to the

Folk Arts Center of New England
10 Franklin Street
Stoneham, MA 02180-1862

Please indicate on your check to which program you are donating. Thank you for supporting the Folk Arts Center of New England!


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