Quilling

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Quilling Takes Crafting to the Next Level

Quilling is currently on-trend, but it's been around since the invention of paper, if not before. Also known as paper filigree, it's one of the simplest crafts to learn, it's versatile, and it's a relatively inexpensive hobby. It involves cutting pieces of quilling paper into thin strips, then pinching and rolling them into shapes and designs. More than just a paper craft, quilled artwork makes beautiful home decor pieces. Experimentation is easy and fun, plus the more you practice, the better you become. Think about reading craft books about quilling to learn methods and techniques. You need more than paper, however. Fortunately, the quilling supplies you need aren't hard to find. Tweezers are helpful. Rather than using scissors to cut strips of paper, choose a rolling cutter. Slotted tools hold the thin strips of paper, allowing you to twist them into the desired shapes. A needle tool is necessary to apply glue. Various design accessories, such as curling coaches, circle-size rulers, and crimper tools are also required. You may also want to invest in some storage solutions for your quilling supplies. It takes no time at all to learn quilling, so if you're looking for a relaxing hobby, this is the craft for you. HSN has all the tools for beginners and patterns for experts!