Jane’s Quilled Locking Tweezer Letters

Quilled letters welcome

From Jane’s ‘Locking Tweezer Letters’ DVD


These letters and numbers are just magic! Such a simple but effective new quilling technique can produce the four shapes necessary to make every letter and every numeral!
A demonstration is so much better than diagrams so we’ve created a DVD.



Just go to http://www.quilling.karoo.net/learn.htm#videos or email jane@quilling.karoo.co.uk to order it and use this new quilling idea to make wonderful birthday cards or free-standing words for your friends and family.

2 comma3 straight4 crescent



5 hookLocking Tweezer Letters - Jane Jenkins blog







You can buy locking tweezers from jjquilling.co.uk.

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Getting Owl excited about the Quilling Guild’s AGM and Display weekend

Paul once quilled ‘Lord Baden Powl’ for QT and he will appear in our Owl-themed Regional Display at the Guild’s AGM/Display of Quilling in Sherborne, as it sparked off a multitude of pun-fun ideas.  East Riding Quillers have made:  “Owl You Need is Love”, “Beach Towl”, “Intellectuowls” and I’ve even had a go at “Simon Cowl”.

Anyone want to take a guess at this one?  Click for a closer look.

Name the OwlThe Quilling Guild’s AGM and Display of Quilling Work will be held on the third weekend in September in Sherborne.  Anyone is welcome to see the displays and join in the workshops.  For more details, see http://www.quilling-guild.co.uk and click on Sherborne.









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Quilling Book Sale!

Don’t miss our sale of quilling books.  Have a look at Jane’s website

Quilling books at pocket money prices.  Don’t miss this chance!

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‘Letters and Numbers’ – a brand new Quilling Book

We love to quill birthday cards and, so often, we want to celebrate someone’s special day.

Letters Numbers 21 Today

Personalise your quilled card

Maybe it’s for a baby, showing his or her date of birth, or for a retirement or birthday, recognising their age.

It’s good to make a special card with the person’s name on it or a message, like ‘Bon Voyage’, ‘Congratulations’ or their star sign.

We once covered an egg in quilling for a retirement presentation, with the date picked out in gold edged strips.


LettersNumbers Ben 50

Happy Fiftieth, Ben!

Jane has a new book with examples of alphabets in Capital letters and Lower Case.  There are also two sets of numerals, to suit your occasion.

The book shows more examples and patterns of letters and numerals, with suggested strip lengths and tips to make them.


Go to Jane Jenkins Quilling Books website to see all her quilling books and videos – http://www.janejenkinsquillingbooks.com


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A Change of Heart?

Valentine Hearts

Valentine hearts

If so, Quilling will give you plenty of choice.  The techniques in these symmetrical and asymmetrical hearts, made with Standard, Graduated Colour, Fluorescent, Two-tone and Metallic Edged strips include: Closed Loose Coils, Double Rolling, Bandaging, Open Coils, Wheatears, Alternate Side Looping, Tubing, Multi-strip Open Coils, Zig-Zagging and Ring Coils and variations thereof.

I’ll be challenging my students to think of more.

If you are unfamiliar with any of these techniques, there will be a book or DVD to tell you how, here.  http://www.quilling.karoo.net/learn.htm

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Happy Christmas Quilled Carol Singer Bauble

Just realised that my wine glass whimsies can also be Christmas tree baubles!  Too late to cover the whole tree – next year, maybe.

Carol singer mouse bauble

Carol singer mouse bauble

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Look! No Wire!

Bendy flower stems

Bendy flower stems

Ever since I saw Genevieve Godden’s wonderful tubing technique on the Quilling Guild Blog, I have been trying to make Tubing which can be bent into wavy shapes which are strong enough to stay in position.  Of course, I could thread wire inside but, being, wherever possible, a ‘strips and glue only’ quiller, I persevered and, after some tips from Genevieve, I think I’ve cracked it.

Starting to wrap

Starting to wrap

Glue together two full length, 3mm wide, strips and wrap them, as tightly as possible, around and down a metal skewer or fine knitting needle.  It is very important not to leave any gaps where the needle shows through.  When you come to the end of the first strip, turn back and cover the first one in the same way.  As you go, add a tiny dot of glue every 3cm or so.

You will see that the wrapping is going in the opposite direction.  This is very important.  When you get back to the start, glue down the end of the strip.

Adding the third and fourth layer of strip

Adding the third and fourth layer of strip

Repeat the whole procedure, finishing with your preferred colour – in my case, green.  You now have four layers of strip on the skewer.

Slide the tube off the skewer

Slide the tube off the skewer

After making sure your final glue is dry, slide the tube off the skewer.  Bend your tube into whichever shape you want (you should be able to re-bend and re-shape it, if necessary) and, if you are going to put a flower on the end, make sure it’s not too heavy.

Lightweight flowers on bendy stems

Lightweight flowers on bendy stems

At the recent Quilling Guild Shared Ideas Day, Janetta van Roekel used Tubing, made from only two layers of strips, to make bracelets and necklaces, like these.  Brilliant!

My bracelets and necklace

My bracelets and necklace

Janetta’s website:  http://www.filigraan.nl/index.php/en/
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