Handcrafted by me in New Hampshire.
Tiny 3x4 Quilled Goldfinch, matted and custom framed
under glass in a black wood frame. These are nice little collectibles
and look really nice on a small easel in the bookcase, or grouped
together on the wall. Other tiny butterflies are also available.
is the art of rolling narrow strips of paper, forming the rolls into
shapes and using those shapes to form delicate designs -- quilling, my
way, includes adding a cut out over the quilling to produce beautiful
This is one of my "Little Ones" collectible series.
It is my original design of 3" x 4" quilled and custom framed "Little Ones". All are matted and custom framed in a black oak frame as shown.
These "Little Ones" are favorites with a lot of people.
What is Quilling?
Quilling is a very old craft. Its name comes of the old practice of trimming the gold edges from books, and then winding the narrow strips of paper around feather quills, using the quill for the tool. Once rolled into circles and pinched into various shapes, the paper is used as texture and detail in pictures.
My own technique uses the quill work as a background and details to cut-outs of wildlife. The quill work simulates the feathers in the duck and birds, the scales on the fish, the veins in the wildflowers, and the fur on the moose.