View Full Version : paper quilling

01-09-2009, 04:31 PM
I received a snuggly pair of armwarmers for Christmas. The instant I saw them, the colors took my mind back to a framed piece my Grandma use to have hanging on one of her walls. It was a paper quilled stemmed flower my mother had made. (long since vanished!) I loved it and remember always being so fascinated by it.
Though I don't have any particular pictures in mind, I would love it if a/some wonderful DSP Designers would consider making something like this. Not necessarily a page kit, more like elements/groupies. I'm mainly looking for elegant swirls, stemmed & non-stemmed flowers, and sprays, but the possibilities are endless. My mother's piece also had pearl-top stick pins---for look and to hold some of the shapes.

If someone is interested in considering this, I'll do my best with a color swatch!

Thanks so much for looking! :love1:

01-09-2009, 05:02 PM
do you have a picture or something so we know what you mean? I am not sure

Corgi Lover
01-09-2009, 05:23 PM
Ooooooooooo quilling is fun! I love to do quilling and make handmade cards with it! :)

01-10-2009, 09:10 AM
Thanks, Kim!
Hi Christine...
Basically, paper quilling, also called paper filigree, involves taking thin strips of paper and rolling/folding/bending them into shapes, then using the shapes to make pictures/designs, such as flowers. It can be quite intricate and not-so easy! Supplies can be found in many craft stores. There are also plenty of ready-made quilled stickers and embellishments for paper crafts. I do not personally have anything to show you (perhaps Corgi might want to show us some of her handy work?!???), but a quick search of paper quilling in books brought up several.
Here's a link to some from that search (please not this is not an endorsement for any of the following products.)
linky (http://www.amazon.com/Quilled-Borders-Motifs-Judy-Cardinal/dp/1844482081/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1231599383&sr=1-8) and linky (http://www.amazon.com/Weekend-Crafter-Quilling-Practical-Projects/dp/1579900135/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1231599383&sr=1-7).

Hope that helps some.
I do have a few errands to run tomorrow, which include browsing a craft store, so I'll see if I can pick up something quilled to show.

Thanks again!

01-10-2009, 09:29 AM
This would be SUPER COOL! Great suggestion! -c-

01-10-2009, 11:48 AM
Here's a photo I found on google about it:

http://www.handmade-craft-ideas.com/image-files/quilled-shapes.jpg http://www.quilling.com/images/TheartofPaperQuilling_001.jpg

Now that I've researched it, elements in paper quilling or groupies would be AWESOME!!!