My First Work

Quilled Flower

This is my first experience with quilling. It was not that easy to roll and shape the papers at first but I made it.


I made this red flower first with a yellow center using a 3mm strip. Then the other flowers rose and violet using 3mm strips. Attached them using green strip to give leaves and stem.

I felt so good after doing this. Of course it is not a great piece of art but i got some satisfaction from my soul. This work took around three hours for me to finish because I was a beginner. This is a simple piece.



Quilling or Paper Filigree is an art form that uses strips of paper which are rolled, shaped, and together to make pleasing to the eye designs. The strips of paper can be rolled, looped, curled, twisted and can be mostly given any shape according to your imagination that create shapes which decorate greetings cards, pictures, boxes, frames and make wall decors. This idea can also be used to make models, jewelry, candle holders etc. These items can all be used as gifts which many people would very much appreciate. Quilling starts with rolling a strip of paper into a coil and then pinching the coil into shapes that can be glued together. There are many tools, techniques and different sized paper that can create 3D miniatures, quilled flower vases and quilled flowers among many things.

Quilling is easy to learn compared to most other crafts, and with the resources available today, it can be learned by almost everyone. There is no age restriction to get hold the technique. Basic quilling techniques can be learnt from videos available online and also through the book available in quilling.