I was looking through a bunch of my old favourites when I decided to write my New Years Resolution when I came across something known as quilling. According to the almighty Wikipedia:
Quilling or paper filigree is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs. The paper is wound around a quill to create a basic coil shape. The paper is then glued at the tip and these shaped coils are arranged to form flowers, leaves, and various ornamental patterns similar to ironwork.
The rest of the article can be found here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quilling
Here are some examples of quilling:
And here are some tutorials to get you started:
Here is a group dedicated to quilling:
I couldn't help but notice that quilling isn't a defined category you can select when you're selecting categories available on DA. Arguably, it does fit under the broad Folding & Papercraft category, although considering the amount of quilling work on DA I can't help but think making a gallery under quilling would help define it as a true art form on DA and encourage others to try out this medium. What are your thoughts?
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Thanks for featuring my tutorial! Oh my goodness that dragon is so cool!!!
You're welcome I think tutorials on Chinese knots would be handy I wanna try making them myself - I have a jade pendant but at the moment it's not on a chain
No worries. If you like you can add the article to your gallery I would really like to promote quilling as a category within papercraft on DA
Thank you for featuring my quilling ornament here. It's an honor for a novice quiller.
Thank you for the feature!
Thanks for feature! And I agree - I think there should be an option for filigree or quilling : )