Kristen had never heard of quilling, so I invited her and our friend Kelly over to my house for brunch and quilling. I pulled out the materials from the quilling workshop I taught two years ago and we got started. It literally took less than 5 minutes of instruction before they were off on their own, trying each shape and eventually putting them together to make quilled works of art. Quilling really is a great craft for beginners.
Kelly's first project was copying one of my sample pieces, one of the cupcakes you can see here. This is Kelly's:
Next Kelly made a cute flower:
Kristen started with a flower:
Next she made an angel:
I made an owl:
Both Kelly and Kristen loved quilling. Yea! Kelly commented on how relaxing it is. I completely agree! Kristen is gung-ho to have me teach a quilling workshop at the library, which sounds like great fun. Local friends - I'll let you know when we have something scheduled if you'd like to join us!