The craft of paper quilling or paper filigree can be traced back to medieval times. Monks and Friars would embellish religious books and papers with quilled paper. Handmade paper would be dyed naturally, cut into thin strips and quilled for decorative purposes.
The Victorians revived the craft and would have used quilled paper to decorate cards and boxes, just as we do today. This workshop will show you how to quill thin strips of paper and how to shape the paper into many different shapes. The workshop will look at 3D quilling and by the end of the workshop you will have a useful and decorative, quilled artefact to take away.
Date: Saturday 1 December
Time: 10.00 – 4.00pm
Price: £45/£40 concession (materials and lunch included)
Venue: Down Arts Centre
Tutor: William McBride