Incredible work in quilling technique

Incredible work in quilling technique

Quilling, also known as paper-wrapping, is the art of making flat or voluminous compositions from long and narrow strips of paper twisted into spirals.
Special paper strips can be of different colors and shades: white, black, color, shiny, pearly, with a gradually changing color, with double tinting (one side is lighter than the other). The tools for paper-winding can be special devices with a wooden , Plastic or metal handle and a thin “fork” on the end.

In such a “fork” it is convenient to insert a strip of paper and gradually twist it into a roll by turning the knob. In addition to the “forks” for paper wrapping, an awl with a thin sting is used, in this case, after twisting the paper element, there is practically no central hole left, which is appreciated when creating miniature works.

Paper-cutting tools also include: rulers with circles for creating the same elements, machines for cutting paper fringes, machines for corrugating paper (consists of two gears, between which a strip of paper for paper-passing is passed), machines for cutting strips from a sheet of paper.


























The Korean school of paper-knitting is different from the European one. Modern European works, as a rule, consist of a small number of details, they are laconic, resemble mosaics, decorate postcards and frames.

Eastern masters create complex works, more like masterpieces of jewelry art. The finest volume “lace” is woven from hundreds of small details. As a rule, these are large and complex pictures.

At the Korean school of quilling, it is not customary to use rods for winding. Everything is done manually. Korean works in the quilling technique are more often voluminous.