"Although its exact origins are a mystery the art of quilling is thought to have originated in Ancient Egypt...During the Renaissance, French and Italian nuns and monks used quilling to decorate book covers and religious items. The paper most commonly used was strips of paper trimmed from the gilded edges of books. These gilded paper strips were then rolled to create the quilled shapes.
Quilling often imitated the original ironwork of the day. In the 18th century, quilling became popular in Europe where gentle ladies of quality ("ladies of leisure") practiced the art. It was one of the few things ladies could do that was thought not too taxing for their minds or gentle dispositions. Quilling also spread to the Americas and there are a few examples from Colonial times".
Commissions - Paper Quilling
The House of Embroidered Paper uses this intricate historic craft to decorate the surfaces of the pieces in its collections and to create the structure of 3-dimensional works.
You can commission the creation of a beautiful, bespoke work of rolled paper art.
During your design consultation we will discuss: preferred colour palette; shape; size; design style; cost. Then The House of Embroidered Paper will tailor something unique for you to present as a gift or display
in your home.
Unframed, framed for hanging or in a beautiful free-standing display, a quilled design presents a unique
Please note - unframed pieces will arrive displayed on a board of a colour and style previously agreed upon appropriate for future framing. Bespoke frames will require a separate lead time and are produced for The House of Embroidered Paper by Orchard framing, Horam
All commissions priced on application.
Hand-made free-standing bespoke frame