Paper Quilling for Beginners

A Complete All-in-One Guide to Creating Paper Flowers, Plants, Vegetables and other Decorative Items!

Tuttle Publishing
Motoko Maggie Nakatani
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Create beautiful paper flowers, vegetables and decorative items with this comprehensive quilling guide for beginners!

Under the expert guidance of Japanese quilling artist Motoko Maggie Nakatani, one of the world's top paper quilling experts, you will learn how to make many wonderful paper objects with just a few inexpensive tools and paper strips. Maggie's simple roll-shape-and-paste paper quilling method is ideal for beginners — allowing you to form dozens of shapes and objects easily.

Paper Quilling for Beginners provides all the information needed to take up this relaxing and useful hobby. The book features easy-to-follow, step-by-step photographic instructions for 75 projects, including:

  • Frilly flowers with ornate petals and leaves which make sweet and romantic decorations!
  • Colourful vegetables, herbs and fruits that look lovely on your kitchen wall or containers!
  • Decorative tiles with fancy whorls and flourishes that can be framed to add a splash of kaleidoscopic colour to any room
  • Japanese dolls, lions and masks which add a touch of Asian flair to miniature hoop frames and shadow box arrangements
  • Delicate butterfly and heart brooches and other one-of-a-kind wearable art pieces that add the perfect finishing touch to any ensemble
  • And dozens of other delightful projects!

This complete how-to guide has templates as well as information on how to display and use your finished creations — as framed displays, handmade cards, accessories, bouquets and personal accessories.

Contributor Bio

Motoko Maggie Nakatani discovered her love of quilling when she opened a toy and candy shop in Kobe, Japan. She taught herself to quill and began importing quilling tools and materials to sell in her shop. After attending her first North American Quilling Guild convention, she was inspired to offer quilling classes customers. Maggie is now the lead instructor for Botanical Quilling Japan, a group that focuses on the seasonal beauty of plants and flowers. She is also a founding member of the Japan Quilling Guild and the Japanese representative to the North American Quilling Guild.

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