Needing a large quantity of small gifts for
an international convention that included seven countries, including 2000
Japanese delegates, Faye Neville’s quest began in earnest. Thinking that Origami would be lightweight
and easy to carry with them on their return home, she stumbled onto Paper
Filigree – known as quilling today – while searching the internet.
Faye said “I was instantly hooked on the
beauty and scale of the pieces, as well as the diversity of the things you
could make…if you can think it, see it, or get a pattern for it, you can make
Quilling is the art of shaping narrow.
Twisted, twirled, pinched strips of paper that is then glued into predetermined
patterns or designs. The first step in
the process is the design, then the size, color(s) and placement such as canvas,
cardstock, picture frame, shadow box, etc. Faye says that “quilling can be done
anywhere, anytime as long as it’s dry”.
“I love the whole process, but the finished
product is always better than I see in my mind and the next project it always
Faye is a member of
the North American Quilling Guild.