January 22, 2009

Quilling

A revival of a lost art that was popular in the 17th century when carved ivory and filigree were in vogue. Claimed to be originated by the French nuns so the poor could imitate the effect of carved ivory, it was first made by cutting strips of paper and rolling them on a feather quill, thus the name "quilling." The modern method is to use a corsage pin to roll the paper.


10 comments:

  1. This quilling is outstanding!!

    Keep on Quillin',
    Denise ~
    http://www.customquillingbydenise.com/shop
    http://customquilling.blogspot.com

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  2. I didn't know what this was called....thanks for the lesson!

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  3. wow!! love the story behind the piece!!

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  4. That's beautiful and so detailed...and probably takes a ton of patience!

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  5. WOW...This is stunning!
    I bought all the supplies several years ago to start quilling myself and haven't yet.
    This is definitely inspiring me to pull it out and get to work. Thanks!

    xxx

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  6. I never knew the background of quilling til now. That makes it even more beautiful in my eyes.

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