Sunday, January 26, 2014

Paper Quilling: A new old favorite

First perfected by French and Italian nuns in the 16th and 17th centuries, the art of quilling paper has emerged again as a popular paper craft. In the past, it was mostly performed as a leisurely activity by those in high class households. Women used gilded papers to decorate religious texts, coat-of-arms, cabinets, frames, etc. We're excited that its being revived as a paper craft since the end result can be oh-so mesmerizing! Both of our stores are stocked with supplies to get you started with your favorite new craft.

These are samples of other ways to use quilling paper. The monogram is a very popular project as well as creating wearable items, like the earrings on the right. Almost every month we offer a quilling class. If you'd like to keep up with our classes, please sign up for our newsletter!