Beginner Quilling with Anne Straker

November 12th at Stiwdio 3 Cardigan
3 hour workshop – 10.00am – 1.00pm

Quilling is more than just rolling thin strips of paper! Have fun learning the different techniques of alternate side looping, fringing, comb work and open coil work to create your own work of art.

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Quilling is a relaxing and inexpensive past time. It used to be known as ‘Paper Filigree’ and was known to have been practiced in the Middle Ages on the Continent. In the 18th Century, it was taught to young ladies. Jane Austen mentions it in Sense and Sensibility and Charlotte Bronte was known to have been a quiller as was one of George III daughters.

In the 1980s The Quilling Guild was established to try to ‘spread the word’ about quilling. The Guild has applied for quilling to be recognised as an endangered craft. Tutor Anne Straker is an Accredited Member of the Quilling Guild, having produced a sampler and two original pieces of work demonstrating the recognised techniques of quilling. This work has been examined by expert quillers and judged to be of a standard for her to be awarded ‘Accredited Member of the Quilling Guild’.

• Teas provided. We have a wonderful café so you can get lovely coffee and cakes or lunch if you wish.
• It would be helpful if you could bring a pair of small, sharp pointed scissors – similar to embroidery scissors, but they will be used to cut paper!
• Ages 12+

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