New to Quilling?

Where to Start

If you're just starting out, we recommend our beginner starter kit (pictured right). It comes with everything you need to get started.

Looking for inspiration? Check out some of our books to get some great ideas.

But if books aren't your thing, you can take a look at these video tutorials from some amazing Quillers.

We're here to help the rich tradition of Quilling carry on! So if you have any questions, you can head over to our contact form.

History of Quilling

Abridged from the North American Quilling Guild

Quilling, or paper filigree, is an intricate art form over 500 years old. Quilling originated in European religious orders where they used strips of paper resembling metal filigree in their reliquaries. The pieces are created by rolling narrow strips of paper into various shapes, and arranging them together to form a unique design. Although quilling appears delicate and ornate, it is amazingly simple and inexpensive. Great satisfaction is gained from the versatility of creating unlimited designs. Pieces can be created flat on a backing of paper or wood or free form 3-D stand alone objects designed for the home or as gifts such as greeting cards and framed items.

A wonderful introductory video from Docrafts in the UK

All materials listed in this video are available for purchase on