There is a lot of history being remembered today. We remember that our independence cost something and that we are so thankful to be free in this country. Because we are free we can celebrate with friends and family making priceless memories. Have fun doing that, it’s all history you will share one day with a loved one.
Emily’s Bites of Fun: (The History of Quilling) The ornate rolls and scrolls of quillwork were most likely inspired by metal filigree, the art of shaping fine silver and gold wires into delicate, open designs. Handmade papers were far less costly that these precious metals but could be shaped in similar ways. Quilling therefore proved to be an aesthetically pleasing and economical alternative to the elaborate metal art is resembled. To emphasize this resemblance, some quillwork was even gilded.
Personal Note: I have had a couple more places ask to sell some of my cards. One place is a children’s boutique called, “Little Spruce.” I have made some little girls and boys cards that can go along with a gift for a newborn or even a toddler. It’s pretty exciting to take a craft that you do and tailor it to find a niche’ that someone can use in their place of business and add a creative flavor in the meantime. Thank you to them and I look forward to working with them again in the future. I have also picked up some new class times and locations for July, so check out my webpage to see more. Hope to see you there and if you are the first to sign up for a class you get a free Quilling Kit! Save your spot now!
Have a happy and safe 4th – Talk to you soon,