Wednesday, May 12, 2010

ABC Wednesday: Q is for Quilling




Quilling or paper filigree is the art of rolling thin strips of paper into different shapes and using the shapes to form designs. Quilling has been around since the Renaissance age, but I was only  introduced to it during a trip to Sydney more than 10 years ago. 

























The tools needed for this craft are very basic. Paper strips, specially designed tool for winding the strip of paper around, and glue are basically all you need to get started. Paper comes in many different colors and width.  The strips of paper are usually cut anywhere from 1/8" to 1" wide with 1/8" being the standard. 


Pictures from the book.



22 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What an interesting post for the day and I learned something about Quilling! Lovely photos, Jama! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

Sylvia

VJF said...
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VJF said...

Hi Jama!
I didn't post anything for Q, so I'm just taking a peek at a few posts. Thanks for sharing. Quilling is such a pretty art form.

Roger Owen Green said...

Not familiar with QUILLING at all. Another talent I DO NOT POSSESS.


ROG, ABC Wednesday team

magiceye said...

a wonderful art form indeed! thank you for sharing

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

I have heard of quilling but never really sure what it is all about. It looks quite an art form and it's lovely. A

Ann said...

very chantek, I have never seen it. Strang, usually Singapore picks up such hobbies very quickly.

Jayne said...

Quilling! That's a good Q word! It's a craft that I've yet to try and now you've reminded me, maybe I should Quickly get Quilling.

Reader Wil said...

How interesting! I had never heard of this art! Thanks for writing this post.

Mara said...

I know about the craft, but not what it was called. It looks way too delicate and fiddly for me, but do admire the efforts by others!

Kate said...

Thanks for the information, all new to me. Looks like it requires a great deal of artistic talent AND patience!

Dora said...

Hmmm... not bad! :)

Mar said...

I didn't know about quilling, how beautiful and interesting!!

Q is for quince

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

I have never hear of Quilling before. Thanks for the info. and great post.

snapperoni said...

That's interesting.:P Now there's a new hobby I'll have to try out for myself.. :D

Joy said...

Never seen this before, how intricate, you must have a Quite a lot of patience and concentration.

EG Wow said...

It's so delicate looking, a lot like lace only made of paper.

Jay said...

I learned how to quill when I was working with schoolchildren - it's fascinating, isn't it?

ChrisJ said...

A wonderful new idea for a hobby. The results look fascinating.

Grace and Bradley said...

Very interesting, I have seen Quilling may a few times before in childhood. does not know the word. Thanks for sharing.

Tumblewords: said...

That does look like fun and challenging but the outcome is wonderful!

fini said...

I used to do this, just for fun. it's an easy crafts and i love doing it on a greeting card and send it to friends. I don't have the time anymore..But, still, it's fun doing this :)