It’s funny to talk about paper quilling the day after I write about attempting to go paperless… just goes to show how hard it is for me!
I created a quilling lesson for MakerSpace last October, and got hooked. My first work (the large purple flower) was made of self-cut (aka uneven) strips and hot glue. Yes, hot glue all over. What a mess! I bought a beginner kit and have been practicing ever since. I’ve tried to make my own artwork, necklaces, and even a few custom pieces, like Beekle, a children’s book character!
It’s so much fun to practice, and to have a creative hobby that uses my hands. I know photography and writing use hands in certain ways, but quilling is totally hands on, and I love the feel of the tools and paper strips in my hands. I love the freedom and creativity of planning designs and choosing colors, too!
I still haven’t gotten my quilling page together on this site, but you can see some of my work on Instagram @allisontakespictures in the meantime.
Have you heard of quilling before? Do you have a hands-on hobby you’re completely in love with?