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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 12 April 2017
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782214250
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  • Size: 190x235 mm
  • Illustrations: 160
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: $15.95
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Paper Quilling


All the skills you need to make 20 beautiful projects by Elizabeth Moad

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Book Description

20 beautiful, stylish projects to make from cards to gift toppers.

Elizabeth Moad takes you through simple step-by-step techniques to show you how to make beautiful quilled cards, gift boxes, tags and wall art for family and friends. Modern motifs, vibrant papers and funky framing can be used to transform this ancient craft into contemporary designs that appeal to all ages. Elizabeth uses elements such as patterns and colour combinations as a starting point and then translates them into exciting quilling ideas.

Using minimal equipment and featuring flowers, balloons, hearts, owls and more, create unique and lovely gifts for the special occasions in your life.

Table of Contents

History of Quilling & Practical Tips
Paper & Tools
Basic Techniques
New Baby card
Wedding Gift
Wedding Favours
Sympathy card
Engagement card
Anniversary gift bag
New home card
Retirement gift
Congratulations gift
Big birthday card
Festive decorations
Wreath card
Christmas tree card
Christmas gift box
Celebration card
Sorry card
Mother’s Day box
Father’s Day card
Get Well bag
New Home gift

About the Author

About Elizabeth Moad

Elizabeth Moad is a busy papercrafter, workshop tutor and author. In 2001 Elizabeth left her job in Cambridge and returned to full time study at Norwich School of Art and Design to complete a fine art degree, specialising in print making. During this study Elizabeth developed a passion for all papercrafts. Now accomplished in many crafting techniques, Elizabeth is widely known for her talent in many different papercrafts such as quilling, folding, stamping and collage. She is a regular contributor to UK magazine Crafts Beautiful with monthly paper quilling master classes and also contributes monthly to PaperCrafter! magazine as part of the “ask the experts” panel. Elizabeth has run craft workshops since 2006 and enjoys teaching regular groups in her home county of Suffolk. Since 2003 Elizabeth has published 7 titles.


Library Journal USA

Paper quillingthe art of taking slim strips of paper and coiling them into intricate, lacelike designsis making a comeback as paper crafters look to different techniques to freshen up their repertoire. Moad (Paper Folded Flowers) demonstrates ways to embellish cards, gift bags, and decorative objects in this thematic collection. Designs range from traditional quilled swirls and hearts to modern interpretations, such as a fanlike wreath or a dimensional flower. In addition to the projects, an overview of basic tools and techniques is provided. VERDICT Ranging from simple to elaborate, Moads designs are great for crafters interested in exploring quilling as a means of embellishment.

Elizabeth's second book on quilling and just as good as the first, for me these are some of the best books on quilling. Step-by-step techniques for 20 beautiful projects that you really will want to make. I like them all, but I love the Christmas trees and hearts, just superb. Motifs include flowers, balloons, hearts, owls and more to take this traditional craft into contemporary modern projects. You can make cards, decorated gift boxes, tags or wall art. Minimal equipment is needed and the projects are suitable for any level. Easy to follow instructions for great projects. Recommended.

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This is a beautiful book, with suggestions for 20 imaginative projects. If you are looking for a different hobby this is a great one to add to your collection.

Customer Review

A great informative book about quilling with easy to follow instructions and great tips to help you while you quill. With everything from the basic shapes to how to make more advanced quilled projects. Perfect for someone who is just trying quilling for the first time.

Customer Review

Fantastic book for beginners and advanced, includes history of paper quilling, tools required and some fantastic guides and projects, would highly recommend

Customer Review

I adore this book, it is beautifully illustrated with clear and easy step by step instructions to help guide you through each of the 20 projects, As an avid crafter with a keen interest in card making, this is a must purchase for stepping out of the box with creativity. I especially love the hints and tips on each page about alternative types of materials styles and ideas to add a slightly different and personalised touch each time.

Customer Review

I was looking for a book that would teach me how to make cards and small gifts with a handmade feel but something a bit different to normal and this book ticks all the boxes. There are a variety of projects to make, including cards, gift boxes, gift bags and decorations using designs such as flowers, hearts, ducks, owls, trees and stars. All of the techniques are expertly explained at the front of the book and it is very easy to understand. My personal favourites are the hearts which can be used on so many cards and the ducks, which again can be used as described in the book for new baby cards, but also birthday cards for small children along with the owls and balloons. There are lots of templates and patterns in the book to use. I'm looking forward to making all of my own cards with this book, knowing that they will be so very different from other handmade cards that I see and receive.

Customer Review

This book is an excellent reference for anyone wishing to learn the art of paper quilling. I would also say it would be suitable for someone like myself, who has done some quilling, but needed some fresh ideas. I used to do paper quilling many years ago, but more recently this craft had taken a backseat, however this book has rekindled my interest in the art of paper quilling. The book is clearly set out, and you are guided through the history of quilling, practical tips, the tools needed, and basic techniques. All is clearly explained with a good sized photograph along with step by step written instructions. There are then 20 lovely projects divided into sections "Circle of Life", "Big Days", "Festive Fun", and "Family Moments". There is a project for pretty much every occasion. There are templates at the end of the book. I am very pleased with this book, and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone wishing to try this craft. With some patience and relatively little outlay on tools and materials, you too could be creating beautiful projects for friends and family.

Customer Review

This is a great value book for quillers at all levels.
The contents alone with its snapshots of all the projects is really appealing.
If you are a beginner it's great as it has advice on kit required and how to form the basic shapes.
Each project also has a list of items needed to reproduce it which is very handy and I think it's a great idea to have alternatives to each project too.
There are plenty of pictures which make the book accessible and break down each step. Great for beginners but equally a more experienced quiller or someone needing some inspiration for different ideas would benefit from this book. It's also nice to see quilling on some 3D projects and not just cards, although the Father's Day and front door card are great for something different.
I look forward to trying some of the designs.
Thanks for the inspiration Elizabeth.

Customer Review

This is a lovely booked ideal for beginners. There are brief sections on the history of quilling, practical tips, paper and tools and quilling kit (the basic essential tools needed). There is also a section on basic techniques which is particularly helpful as it shows in detail how to make the basic shapes. The easy to follow step by step instructions are accompanied by beautiful photographs which illustrate each step. The book includes 20 projects which also have step by step instructions with photographs. The book is very informative and provides all the information needed to complete each project. Each project has a complexity level and is suitable for beginners as well as those who are more advanced. There is a wide range of projects and the basic shapes demonstrated towards the beginning of the book could be used to make your own designs. I would recommend this fabulous book to anyone with an interest in quilling.

The Papercraft Post

Quilling is papercrafter Elizabeth Moads area of expertise and her brand new book of projects for newbies has lots of verve and variety. The 20 projects have a fresh, contemporary feel they let the lace-like swirls and arabesques of the quilled shapes take centre stage, while avoiding decorative overload.

You will learn how to make and shape quilled coils, how to fashion mini-roses by twisting and turning quilling strips, and you will learn husking how to form decorative loops of quilling paper by guiding the strips around strategically-placed pins in a foam board. Fringed quilling is also featured - this involves the use of a fringing gadget, probably the most expensive bit of kit in the quillers craft box (the rest of the quilling supplies are low-budget) the result: ever-popular fringed flowers real showstoppers. Another clever technique is illustrated in the Wreath Card, in which a Border Buddy tool, a shaped plastic support, is used to create a free-wheeling, Catherine-wheel effect. 

Elizabeths clever use of materials and innovative techniques include using decorative edging scissors to add interest to a quilling strip: result rolled cone flowers. Flower motifs predominate because the organic curves of quilled forms lend themselves to natural shapes. Theres also a super-cute owl motif. The author knows just how to tweak her designs to add interest a well-placed curl here, a bit of 3-D shaping there. Embellishments are kept to a minimum for max effect a ribbon here, a well-placed bead, a bit of stitching. 

Projects include an Anniversary Gift Bag using a crimping tool, ridged cogs that create crinkled ridges in the quilling strips, and Hanging Decorations, 3-D stars, made using a quilling comb loop the strips around the prongs. Nice how the projects are used to highlight the use of a particular tool or technique, focusing on just one new skill per project.

It might have been nice to see some quilled typography a pleasing trend thats been very big recently. I suppose gluing the quilling strips on-end to outline the letters was deemed too tricky a technique for beginners to attempt. 

The Table of Contents acts as a picture gallery of the projects, chapter headings are Cycle of Life, Big Days, Festive Fun, and Family Moments. Step-by-step photos and text accompany each project. Upfront, youve got a capsule History of Quilling, a rundown of tools and materials, plus basic how-tos. 

Paper Quilling is the companion volume to Elizabeth Moads Paper Folded Flowers, which I reviewed in my previous blogpost

With this book and a few simple quilling supplies, you could easily learn a new creative skill over the bank holiday.

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