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Sheep Shear Cuttings
13.5" Sheep Shearing Shears
Papercut Artist
Carolyn E. Guest

Guild of American Papercutters

About Carolyn

Paper cutter Carolyn (Gorham) Guest grew up on a farm in Lyndon, Vermont, not far from her father's fifth generation home farm.  She was an active 4-H member and, as a young adult, spent six months living and working in Poland as an International 4-H Youth Exchange student.  Folk art and crafts were always an intricate part of her life.

While there, she was introduced to the Polish Folk Art of Wycinanki (vee-chee-non-kee) or paper cutting.  This has taken her back to Poland and many other places to further study with paper cutters and other Folk Artists.

Paper cutting has become a way for her to tell about her experiences, the stories she has heard and reflects her rural Vermont heritage.  Carolyn continues to challenge herself by seeing what she can cut using her sheep shears.  She has chosen to cut with sheep shearing shears in tribute to her Polish teachers and the Polish Women who only had sheep shears with which to cut Wycinanki. She is a member of The Guild of American Papercutters, Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild, Vermont Folk Life Center, and Vermont Craft Council. 

Special Honors:


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Email or call me about custom-designed papercuts for your special occasion!  I have created many works of art from customer's ideas where various photos and images of people, places and things went into the piece!

I have created custom-cut works of art for:

  • Weddings

  • Showers

  • Receptions

  • Religious Holidays

  • Housewarmings

  • Business and Corporate Events

  • Anniversaries

  • Birthdays

  • All manner of Special Events

I also teach papercutting.  Please contact me if you are interested in my cutting at your event! 

Email me at carolyn@sheepshearcuttings.com or
Call me at 802-748-5505




Copyright 2005 Carolyn E. Guest
No images may be copied or reproduced in any form or medium from this site without express permission from Carolyn E. Guest.  Thank you for your consideration.

Webmaster: Richard W. Guest
Last edit: 01/01/2018 15:39