Quilling or paper filigree

Quilling or paper filigree

Quilling is an art that consists of rolling up thin strips of paper and then assembling them to create original and decorative shapes, usually flowers. This technique is very old, it was developed in China in the 2nd century. It was only recognised as a hobby in Europe from the 15th century, especially in France and Italy; first in monasteries, then in high society salons and finally in schools. Although old, paper towels have fallen into oblivion, only to reappear recently in the United States, with scrapbooking helping to do so.
Of course the technique has also evolved and feathers are no longer used to roll the paper web, but a keel stick can be used or even mechanically with the We R Spinning Tool specifically designed for this purpose.
The advantage of quilling is that it is an original, fun and above all accessible ability for everyone of all ages.
The paper strips are available prefabricated, but you can make them yourself, depending on the size, colour and paper of your choice.
Cut the strips, place one on the stick and roll them up firmly until they create a shape. Then fix the result with glue varnish (which becomes transparent after drying) and start placing the shapes on a flat surface to create a three-dimensional bouquet or floral decoration filled with colour and originality.

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  1. Docrafts Working tool for quilling
    Docrafts Working tool for quilling
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    Docrafts Circle template for quilling
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