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Friday word: Quilling

Quilling or paper filigree is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs. The paper is rolled, looped, curled, twisted and otherwise manipulated to create shapes which make up designs to decorate greetings cards, pictures, boxes, eggs, and to make models, jewellery, mobiles etc. The most popular and versatile technique is that of rolling. The paper strip is rolled in fingers or using a tool. The coil is then released and then glued at the tip and then shaped. These shaped coils are arranged to form flowers, leaves, and various ornamental patterns [1]

More info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quilling


Etymology:

Middle English quil hollow reed, bobbin; akin to Middle High German kil large feather

First Known Use: 15th century

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Tags: middle english, noun, q, wordsmith: med_cat
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