Discussion Forums - Crafting

Topic: Quilling

Club rule - Please, if you cannot be courteous and respectful, do not post in this forum.
  Unlock Forum posting with Annual Membership.
Subject: Quilling
Date Posted: 1/21/2009 1:28 AM ET
Member Since: 2/5/2007
Posts: 30,800
Back To Top

Yes - that is quilling not quilting.   I've just started this paper craft and wondered if anyone else around here has tried it.

It is sometimes called twirling.   It's an old art, but for some reason I only recently became aware of it.

Date Posted: 1/21/2009 4:53 PM ET
Member Since: 8/17/2007
Posts: 773
Back To Top

I had a friend that did this years ago.  I had a snowman Christmas ornament that she made, and hung it on my tree faithfully every year until it finally fell apart.  I thought it was fascinating.  But then, I liked Spirograph too, when I was a kid (winks).

Date Posted: 1/31/2009 1:23 AM ET
Member Since: 6/29/2008
Posts: 26,635
Back To Top

I had a short class on quilling when I was a Girl Scout leader.  I thought it was a lot of fun, but my mom had trouble with it.

I have copies from a craft book of all kinds of things you can make.  I just had trouble finding anything to use it for. 

Date Posted: 1/31/2009 3:48 PM ET
Member Since: 2/5/2007
Posts: 30,800
Back To Top

I am mainly making cards Chris.  I bet I'd love those copies.  I am not very imaginative on my own.

Date Posted: 2/1/2009 1:46 AM ET
Member Since: 6/29/2008
Posts: 26,635
Back To Top

I found the pages.  There are lots of animals, bug, birds and pictures of card ideas.   One page shows fruits and veggies,

and alphabets, but not how to make them.  I guess it wouldn't be too hard to figure out.

I've got pig, rooster, lamb, cow, monkey, frog, chameleon, black widow, grasshopper, walking beetle, owl, flamingo,

peacock, penguin,dachshund, siamese cat, lucky black cat, poodle.  

Date Posted: 2/1/2009 2:48 AM ET
Member Since: 2/5/2007
Posts: 30,800
Back To Top

Sounds like pages from the Klutz book.   It has some really cute things to make in it.     There aren't too many quilling books out there. 

Date Posted: 2/1/2009 2:59 AM ET
Member Since: 6/29/2008
Posts: 26,635
Back To Top

That may have been exactly where they came from.  I just remember that it was a book we were selling at the school book fair.

I see you're a night owl too.

Date Posted: 2/1/2009 11:59 AM ET
Member Since: 8/18/2008
Posts: 351
Back To Top

My daughters just started doing this this week.  They love it!  I can't believe the little creations they are making.  They are using the Klutz book.  They are hoping to making Valentine cards using this art on the front.

Date Posted: 2/2/2009 10:29 AM ET
Member Since: 2/12/2008
Posts: 4,470
Back To Top

I made paper jewelry earring by quilling shapes. :)

Date Posted: 2/2/2009 11:53 AM ET
Member Since: 6/29/2008
Posts: 26,635
Back To Top

If anyone has a lot of time on their hands, I found this project that would probably be beautiful when done and great for Easter.

http://www.elizabethscreations.com/flowerbasket.pdf

It has directions for the flowers, basket and butterfly.

Date Posted: 2/2/2009 1:19 PM ET
Member Since: 2/5/2007
Posts: 30,800
Back To Top

Ohhh that is beautiful Chris.   Perfect for Easter.   Jan, I've been looking at some directions for quilled jewelry.   Did you find they held up well over time?  

Date Posted: 3/12/2009 10:09 AM ET
Member Since: 12/27/2007
Posts: 5
Back To Top

I just started quilling about a month ago.  I have purchased lots of paper and a fringer from EBay. I also bought a scrapbook table from Overstock.com.  It's really great.  I have spent hours surfing the net and have collected lots of project ideas and tips.  This is a great hobby. My sister owns a framing /art gallery.  I hope to get good enough to give her some consignments.

I would love to get some quilling books from paperbackswap but so far none have been offered.  Amazon.com has some but I just don't want to pay for them if I can swap instead.

Happy quilling y'all and don't forget to take some time to read!!

 

Jan

Date Posted: 3/12/2009 10:22 AM ET
Member Since: 12/27/2007
Posts: 5
Back To Top

 

P.S.

http://www.watermarkcrafts.com/Quilling---Quilling-and-Beyond.php?currDir=.&pageType=image&image=Mobile_Phone_Charms.jpg

These people have really professional looking and unique quilled items.  Take a look!

Date Posted: 3/12/2009 1:30 PM ET
Member Since: 2/5/2007
Posts: 30,800
Back To Top

Thanks for the links Janice.   I'm fairly new to quilling too and am loving it.   I was surprized at how much information there was on the net about it.     I've spent the morning playing with Quilling sites.    I have a few books and love them. 

Date Posted: 3/15/2009 9:21 PM ET
Member Since: 7/27/2005
Posts: 2,060
Back To Top

I took a quilling class last summer at a scrapbook store. Unfortunately haven't had much time to practice.  I also have the Klutz book, it is helpful!  Thanks for all the sites.