Spring is on its way and quillers everywhere are decorating eggs to add to their Easter decorations.
This old lady was made from a blown goose egg back in the eighties. She’s been around and had a lot of handling by students, so is slightly battered! But that’s fine by me – spreading the skills is the main priority. This is also the reason I’ve never finished the quilling – so you can see how she was made.
She has a secret inside, as well!
Heavyweight tracing paper is great stuff! The calligraphers can emboss their lettering onto it. The quillers can glue their quilling to it and it can be decoratively painted.
Quilled candle on Parchment paper
Christmas candle calligraphy – embossing
We cut out rectangles 21cm x 7.5cm, decorated with our chosen craft and then curled it into a tube.
Simple (or festive) paper clips can be used to hold the ends together or cutting a simple flap and slot will work. A flickering t-light will make your work come alive. Have fun!
It’s nearly time for The Quilling Guild’s Celebration Weekend again! So exciting! And Hull and East Riding Quillers are. as always, pulling out all the stops to create our display.
It’s called “The Great British Year” and we are quilling everything from Mayday to Bonfire Night and to Christmas. Here are just a few! Guess the times of year.
Inspired by our Japanese quilling friends, East Riding Quillers and Wyke Scribes decided to create a calendar.
Louise May has made this great piece of calligraphy for one of the Spring Months.
Louise May’s calligraphy for calendar
We need eight little quillings for each month. Here are just a few of the 51 we have made so far.
Battling March Hares
Eight quillings for each month – 96 altogether! Will we finish in time for printing?
Grand National winner!
Happy Mother’s Day
I’m still having fun with the Bendy Bandaging technique and discovered it’s perfect for modelling these long-limbed comical cuties.
It’s great fun making them pose in any number of positions and these are the only component parts you need.
The hat (or hair or cap!) – 4 strips Cup Coil.
The face (with nose or glue a nose on later) – 3 – strips.
Arm and hand – 15 x 6cm long flesh coloured strips bandaged twice. Leave 4cms unbandaged so they can be looped back to form a hand.
The legs are 20 x 7cm long strips, bandaged twice.
Feet – about 4 strips. A Cup Coil with a hole big enough to fit on the leg.
Glue and bandage the legs together for about 2.5cm to create a body. Then glue and bandage body to arms at the shoulders.
And you can quill all kinds of accessories.
So, if you know someone who loves dogs, cake, shopping, sports or, even, quilling, you can make them a personalised Bendy Buddy to play with.
Stewart the Spider’s legs can be made to go in all directions.
Chris-mouse has a tail that can straighten and stretch.
And Rudolph’s antlers can twist and turn as the mood takes him.
Really loving that Bendy Bandaging technique!
Just discovered/invented/came across a new variation on a very old quilling technique – bandaging. I’m calling it Bendy Bandaging because it can be bent and will stay in virtually any shape you put it.
Wrap your bunch of strips as tightly as possible and glue only at beginning and end. Two layers will do it.
Bendy bandaging wrapped strips
It’s great fun twisting and curling it into a multitude of shapes.
The big question is – how to make use of it? Well, I do need a badge for the upcoming Quilling Guild Celebration Weekend so here’s how it turned out.
PS Have a go at Bendy Bandaging yourself and find some quilling uses for it.
The Quilling Guild’s Celebration http://quilling-guild.weebly.com/lutterworth-2018.html