Papercuttings by Alison : Alison Tanner, with her mother and business partner Gloria Cosgrove, started creating and selling scherenschnitt style papercutting stencils and patterns of all kinds in Plymouth, New Hampshire, in 1984; Papercuttings by Alison closed its doors gradually beginning in 2015/6. You can see their 2014 catalog online at https://issuu.com/papercuttingsbyalison/docs/2014_catalog. She and her staff offered an amazing array of clever and creative designs for all levels of papercutting expertise. Joan Amundsen gave this testimonial: “Alison Tanner is one of the biggest and best suppliers of patterns, scissors, paper and anything else you will need to complete a project. Go to her site… and check out all of her current patterns.” (Joan especially recommended the ornament pattern assortment K-45, a set of 20 three-dimensional designs, rated easy to intermediate skill level, including dove and chickadee patterns, great for younger children to cut.) Although PapercuttingsbyAlison.com is now defunct, several papercutting tutorial videos by Alison Tanner can be found on the Guild website (see our Projects with Paper page), and Alison and Gloria remain in many of our members’ fond memories.
“Papercuttings by Alison grows every year, due always to new popularity (“I’m so glad I found you!”) and to the work of fellow artist/enthusiasts, mother Gloria and father Donald, Frank Joest, Claudia Hopf, Rick James Marzullo, Gertrude Richter, Alice Helen Masek, Betty Christy, husband Chuck, and many members of The Guild of American Papercutters.”Joan Amundsen, Outlook by the Bay (2014), http://www.outlookbythebay.com/2014/12/08/scherenschnitte-the-art-of-paper-cutting/