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A Look at Paper Quilling

March 09, 2012, 16:14 pm  Posted by Lark
 

March - National Craft MonthMarch is an exciting month: it’s one step closer to spring, it brings longer days with Daylight Savings, and it begins an active season of new books reaching publication. One of these books we’re so very excited to see on shelves is Quilled Flowers: A Garden of 35 Paper Projects by Alli Bartkowski. In posts to come, I look forward to giving you a peek into the book, lovely insights into the life of the book’s author, Alli Bartkowski, and some fun paper quilling giveaways (woohoo!).

 

But wait, what is a quilled flower? What is paper quilling, for that matter? Paper quilling is the art of rolling, scrolling, and coiling thin strips of paper into shapes and designs. It has been around for hundreds of years, originating as filigree for religious artifacts and gradually becoming a mode of home decor. Individual quilled paper shapes can be joined together to form multifaceted, larger creations: single quilled teardrop shapes can be joined to create the petals of a blooming flower; small quilled circles molded together create drops of dew or a cluster of grapes.

 

I thought it might be nice to take a look a paper quilling and share some examples of beautiful, innovative quilled projects created by the artists featured below. A big thanks goes to these artists for taking paper quilling to lovely, diverse lengths!

 

Happy almost spring to you, friends.

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The House of Life - Natasha MolotkovaThe House of Life :: by Natasha Molotkova

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Paper Quilling Marriage Certificate - Ann MartinQuilled Marriage Certificate :: by Ann Martin of all things paper

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Quilled Purple Flowers - Christa CunninghamEaster Purple Flower Ornaments :: by Christa Cunningham

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Paper Quilling Red Earrings - YangMay ChoongRed Teardrop Paper quilled Earrings :: by YangMay Choong

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Paper Quilling Poppy - Inna DormanPaper Quilling Art: Poppy Flowers :: by Inna Dorman

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12 Responses

    Rebklandis says:

    You forgot to mention the queen of quilling – Yulia Brodskaya! Her work has been in magazines, and she is just so imaginative!

    Tamie says:

    My mother and I used to quill- one of the many crafty things we did while I was growing up.

    usairdoll says:

    Beautiful pictures! I remember quilling as a child. Great memories. Looking forward to what you have to share with us in the future.

    Christine Bolin says:

    How pretty!  And they look like fun to make.

    Mytx says:

    I love the pictures. As a novice quilter I am thankful for any and all inspiration I can gett.

    sawsan says:

    i like this art v.much
    i,m egyption

     

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