Quilled-paper ornaments

Here is a nice little demonstration of paper quilling. All that is needed are narrow strips of paper, a simple quilling tool, some paper glue, a work surface and a set of circle templates.

Quilling, or paper filigree, is believed to have been practiced in ancient Egypt. In the 16th and 17th centuries European nuns and monks used it to decorate book covers, and Jane Austen mentions it in Sense and Sensibility.

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