Where did Quilling come from?

When and where did quilling originate?

Like many forms of craft, paper quilling can trace its origins back hundreds of years to at least the 15th century (maybe earlier). It is believed to have been created by French and Italian nuns and used to decorate religious objects in an effort to save money.

When did quilling become popular?

The ladies of leisure practiced the quilling art in the 1600s and 1700s. In the Stuart period, quilling became popular at the beginning of the 1700s, and in the Georgian period in the 1800s. In Europe and England, quilling became a trend and hobby for many young women which later was taught in school.

Which paper is best for quilling?

What type of paper is used for paper quilling? Paper quilling is done with text weight paper, which is heavier than printer paper but much lighter than card stock. Cardstock does not work well for quilling since it tends to bend instead of roll.

How long are quilling strips?

A standard 8.5″ x 11″ paper is the easiest to find, but most quilling patterns use strips that are 17″ or longer. If you can find the larger size to cut, it will be slightly easier for follow-along projects. If not, however, don’t sweat it! A little glue is all you need to get the correct size.

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