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What is Quilling
or Paper Filigree?
Quilling is a very old craft. Its name comes of the practice of trimming the gold edges from books, and then winding the narrow strips of paper around feather quills, using the quill for the tool. Once rolled into circles and pinched into various shapes, the paper is used as texture and detail in pictures.
My own technique uses the quill work as the details behind cut-outs of WildLife and WildFlowers. The quill work simulates the feathers in the ducks and birds, the scales on the fish, the veins in the wildflowers, and the fur on the moose. The Herons and Loons are my favorite WildLife pieces. The quilled Wedding Invitation Keepsake was my very first try at quilling in 1975. I hope you enjoy my website and I look forward to working with you on that special invitation keepsake.