Quilling - the art of twisting long narrow strips of colored paper into spirals, modifying their shape and creating on the basis of the pieces (or modules) of different paintings and three-dimensional compositions.Paper - a material that is rarely used in the work because of its fragility and brittleness, however, the products in the style of quilling deny this established opinion - from the collected paper elements can make excellent stand for books and tea cups, with none of the paper curls will not sufferand wonderful candy will perfectly keep the shape and decorate the table with its unusual appearance.

History of quilling

quilling technique originated in medieval Europe at the turn of the 14th and 15th centuries.Quilling word comes from the English «quill», which
literally means "feather".It is this simple device was originally used as the main instrument for twisting paper strips.According to history, the first products in the style of quilling have been medallions of gilded paper, surprisingly precisely reminiscent of the finest ornaments of precious lace.Unfortunately, given the fragility of the material, to date ancient masterpieces not survived.

quilling In the 15th century was the favorite type of needlework in the homes of aristocrats.In the 19th century, interest in art bumagokrucheniya began to decline gradually due to the appearance of more advanced forms of art, and soon was forgotten quilling.Interest in the old technology was awakened in the second half of the 20th century, it became popular when quilling crafts in many European countries, particularly in the UK and Germany.However, the greatest prosperity and recognition quilling achieved in Asia.In contrast to European writers, who prefer concise manner, the Asian masters quilling create works characterized by the complexity of the composition and many details.Thus, the work of the Korean school quilling in its complexity and accuracy comparable to the works of jewelry art. In Europe, for twisting strips of used plastic or metal sticks with split end, while in the East twisting paper is made with a thin sewing awl.

Paper and other tools for quilling

To develop techniques bumagokrucheniya need an awl with a diameter of about 1 mm, scissors with pointed noses, tweezers with pointed tips, glue (ordinary PVA best fit), and strips of colored paper.To mark the future composition should buy a ruler, a compass, a pencil and an eraser. With self-manufacturing strips should take into account the importance of the weight of the paper, which should amount to at least 60 grams per 1 sq.m.Otherwise, the workpiece can be hard to curl up and lose shape.

Quilling is traditionally used in the double-sided colored paper, the standard width of the strip is 3-7 mm.Buy a set of paper quilling you can in any store specializing in the sale of materials for hand-Maid, or place your order through the online store.Prepare a blank and can be themselves, cut sheets of colored paper with scissors or run them through a shredder for documents.