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  • Shayan

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    June 28, 2024 at 2:03 pm
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    Quilling, also known as paper filigree, is a paper craft that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs. Some key points about quilling:

    • It originated in the 15th century, when Renaissance nuns and monks would roll gold-edged paper to decorate religious objects.

    • The paper strips are typically 1/8 to 1/4 inches wide and are rolled into various shapes using a quilling tool or needle.

    • Common shapes include tight coils, loose coils, marquises, pumps, teardrops, and more. These shapes are then arranged and glued together to form intricate patterns and designs.

    • Quilling is often used to create greeting cards, framed artwork, boxes, and other decorative items. It allows for the creation of elaborate and intricate paper designs.

    • The craft requires patience and precision, as the paper strips must be carefully rolled and positioned to achieve the desired effect.

    • While traditional quilling uses paper, modern quilling has expanded to incorporate other materials like fabric, foil, and even computer-generated elements.

    Does this help explain the basic concept and history of the paper craft of quilling? Let me know if you need any clarification or have additional questions.

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