Create beautiful designs by rolling and shaping colorful paper strips. Also known as paper filigree, quilling is great for embellishing scrapbook pages, greeting cards, tree ornaments, gift tags and boxes, home accents, and more. Paper quilling, also known as paper filigree, is the ancient art of rolling and shaping colorful strips of paper to create beautiful designs. Quilling is thought to have originated in Europe between the 13th and 15th centuries. Nuns were known to cut narrow strips of paper from the edges of book pages and roll them on bird feather quills into ornate designs. This traditional craft is the perfect paper embellishment for scrapbook pages, greeting cards, tree ornaments, gift tags and boxes, home accents, and more. Quilling shows you how to use wonderful designs in an infinite variety of combinations. Add quilling leaves to flowers, loosely scrolled waves to a torn paper ocean, or dimensional accents to die-cut shapes. Just roll and pinch! Step-by-step instructions and photos make it easy to do. Using just a dozen different shapes, you can create countless pictures and patterns and add a modern dimension to this sixteenth-century craft. Bonus techniques include husking, fringing, spiraling and folding.