What is it?
Quilling (also known as paper filigree) is made with strips of coloured paper that have been rolled, curled and shaped to create an intricate design.
What do I need?
You can cut strips of paper yourself or buy pre-cut quilling paper, quilling pen/needle tool/slotted tool, tweezers, glue, scissors and card. A quilling board is also very useful for getting the exact shapes and sizes you require. There are a good range of tools on the Hobbycraft website.
How do I make it?
Craftsy has an excellent tutorial showing how to make the most common quilling shapes. Once you’re happy with your shapes, you can decide on a design, there are some beautiful ones on Pinterest to give you some inspiration.
Why do you like it?
I find it a very relaxing craft and I love how simple shapes can create something so intricate. I’ve seen some absolutely stunning designs that people have created and I admire them greatly. They make lovely personalised gifts and look beautiful hanging on a wall.
Do you have a particular method you recommend? What have you made recently? I’d love to see your pictures!