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Quilled Christmas
by Alli Bartkowski
Pub Date: August 2018
ISBN: 9781454710387
Format: Paperback, 144pp
all in color
8 1/2 X 10

Christmas is the perfect time for creating handmade quilled gifts and decorations! Alli Bartkowski explains how to turn paper strips into eye-catching framed art, a handsome nutcracker figurine, a lovely snowflake ornament, and much more. Each project is designed for a specific skill level, and there’s a comprehensive introduction and step-by-step photos of the essential techniques for basic shapes, elegant typography, and dazzling linear art.
Author Bio
Alli Bartkowski’s company, Quilled Creations, Inc. (, is the largest quilling company in the world. She is a member of the Craft and Hobby Association and an accredited member of the North American Quilling Guild. Her books include Quilled Mandalas, Quilled Flowers, Paper Quilling for the First Time, 50 Nifty Quilled Cards, and Paper Quilling Kit for Dummies. She is based in New York and teaches the art of quilling around the world.
What Others Are Saying
“Remember sitting in class, aimlessly rolling paper around a pen or pencil? That’s the foundation of quilling, a popular paper craft with origins in Renaissance-era Europe that has evolved into a wide breadth of fashionable projects—thanks, in part, to Bartkowski’s cache of how-to’s (Quilled Flowers, 2012; Quilled Mandalas, 2018). She’s thorough, covering basics in photographic and narrative detail, from the more unusual tools needed (like a crimper and curling coach) to the step-by-step tutorials on such shapes as the crescent and the triangle. Since this volume celebrates Christmas, readers will expect projects, yet the actual designs are rather startling, in a delightful way: a "can’t believe it’s paper" nutcracker; an intricate manger scene; a set of Christmas lights in jewelry; and the pièce de résistance, a Christmas-tree centerpiece. Categorized as home decor, ornaments and stocking stuffers, or greeting cards and gift
packaging, each pattern features level of difficulty, shapes, techniques, dimensions, instructions, and photographs and diagrams. An even better incentive? Quick-to-make and inexpensive gifts just in time for the holidays.” —Booklist
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