Thursday, September 18, 2008


Are you familiar with quilling? Quilling or paper filigree is the art
of creating designs with narrow strips of paper that have been rolled, shaped and
arranged to form designs. During the Renaissance, French and Italian nuns and monks used quilling to decorate book covers and religious items. The paper most commonly used was strips of paper trimmed from the gilded edges of books. These gilded paper strips were then rolled to create the quilled shapes. Quilling often imitated the original ironwork of the day.
In the 18th century, quilling became popular in Europe where gentle ladies of quality {"ladies of leisure"} practiced the art. It was one of the few things ladies could do that was thought not too taxing for their minds or gentle dispositions. Quilling also spread to the Americas and there are a few examples from Colonial times.
Inna's Creations take this old techinique to new heights.

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