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Holly Trail 2022: Did you know Judy Cornelius did scherenschnitte? A must see gallery


Her East Dyke Depot is Stop #3 on the trail, November 12-13

By Andrew Harris

With the wildly successful Allegany Artisan Tour behind us until next year, we have another great weekend of art and craft and community coming up in November. The “Holly Trail” explains itself well:

“We are a coalition of cottage industries and small businesses offering unique, locally made items on a coordinated fall weekend fun filled shopping event.”

The Wellsville Sun will be featuring some of the stops along the Holly Trail over the next few weeks. The first feature is one of the coolest ladies around, Judy Cornelius. She is known for her small business, The East Dyke Depot, where customers visit from many miles for her niche inventory. Judy is also known for her and husband Ben’s garden; the Cornelius homestead has the best pantry around.

But scherenschnitte ?

We had better let Judy explain that in her own words:

“In the 80’s I began my venture into paper art with the German craft of scherenschnitte. Eventually becoming bored with patterns available commercially, I started drawing my own, and even sent a collection of my patterns to the Library of Congress for copyright.

Then I purchased a quilling kit from a crafts club I belonged to, and never looked back. I have been twirling paper since the early 90’s starting out with kits, then gleaning ideas from online sources, and creating my own designs. My work includes a variety of flowers, animals, and special orders for babies and weddings. My finished pieces are framed and ready to hang or give as gifts. I also make blank greeting cards.

I consign with some very talented artists as well. I sell their watercolor paintings, prints and cards, felt creations, and journals.

Besides having our art gallery items, we also offer model trains, rockets, plastic kits, model paints, and hobby supplies. Our hours are Tuesday – Friday 12-4 and Saturday 12-3.

Our Holly Trail hours are Saturday 10-5and Sunday 10-3. Come and see what Val Bessette and I have to offer on the Trail!”

Here’s the map and more information on the trail. Be sure to connect with them on Facebook!

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