Paper Quilling offered by TCAC

GRAFTON—The Taylor County Arts Council will be hosting Paper Quilling workshops in March.

The workshops will be held on Sunday, March 5, as well as, Sunday, March 12, beginning at 3:30 p.m. and running until around 5:30 p.m. The workshops will be held at Gallery 62 West, in downtown, Grafton.

The cost of the classes, which include all materials and instruction, will be $25, per person, and Taylor County Arts Council members will get a discounted rate of $22.

Paper quilling, or filigree, is a technique of rolling strips of paper, and combining them to make pictures or designs. The strips are manipulated by rolling, twisting or looping them into shapes that are added into a design.

Historically, quilling was done by French and Italian nuns, who would use the technique to decorate book covers or religious items. It is said that quilling is an imitation of ironwork.

Today, quillers can be found on every continent. Anyone can use the paper rolling technique to create beautiful art.

Quilling is a craft that is relatively easy to learn and can be practiced by children and adults, alike.

To make your reservation for the quilling workshops, call Holly Hill, at 304-376-5066.

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