Quilling is the discipline of coiling and rolling thin paper strips in to different shapes in order to create a design.
It is believed that European nuns and monks used the art of quilling to decorate religious items during the 16th and 17th Centuries.
The Wackiest Home Christmas DisplaysThis blog is normally concerned with decorating the inside of your house.
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A popular thought is that the golden trimmed edges of books were cut off in strips and used for quilling. Most projects, especially for beginners, will require standard sized quilling paper which is 3mm.  You will generally buy the paper in pre-cut packs of similar shades.

Our working hours are getting longer, our bosses expectations are stretching higher and the economy is unstable.
However, in the spirit of Christmas I decided to have a look at what happens when people decide to decorate the outside! Crafts such as knitting, crocheting and upholstery are in vogue again and are being enjoyed by people of all ages. The paper strips are wound around an instrument called a quill in order to create the coils which are then loosened and shaped with the fingers into the desired shape. However, books were very expensive and precious during this time so it is fairly unlikely that this happened. You can also get two-tone quilling paper as well as strips with gilt-edges for a really ornate look! In the 18th and 19th Centuries quilling became a popular past time for the ladies of the day.
The needle tool will normally be made up of a wooden handle (thought plastic is available) with a needle.

It is thought that the name originated when ancient quillers used a feather (or quill) to roll their papers.
These affluent ladies would decorate furniture, boxes and even purses using quilled shapes. The advantage of the needle tool is that it doesn’t leave a crease in the end of the paper strip like the slotted tool does. These items would have been heavily decorated with every inch of space covered with quilling.

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