long, long ago, in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century…

Emily’s Bites of Fun:

The more and more I read on the history of quilling and papercrafts, the more intriguing it is.  There were and are so many cultures affected by papercrafting, it’s fun to search it all out.

Here’s a paragraph taken from, “The Book of Paper Quilling” by Malinda Johnston:

  • “By the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, paper was more widespread and much less costly.  Its use in decorative crafts burgeoned, especially in England.  There, quilling was considered to be an appropriate hobby for the fashionable ladies of the time.  As a result, may women of the upper and middle classes became expert quillers.  At least one women’s magazine described paper filigree (or “quilling”) in some detail, and others published patterns.  Princess Elizabeth herself gifted her physician with a quilled screen, one which is now at the Victoria & Albert Museum.  And even novelist, Jane Austen, in Sense and Sensibility (1811), refers to a “fillagree” basket.”

A Note From Emily: 
My August 13th class at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila was a success.  It was great fun  to meet new ladies.  Some of them were pretty excited for some other classes.  I am getting ready for now to book a lot of those classes, so stay tuned!

Wednesday, August 16th, from 6-8:30 pm “DIY Papercrafted Magnets” at Vintage Vino & Espresso in Maple Valley by Fred Meyer. Cost: $30 ($15 to reserve your seat) includes all supplies and a medium hot/cold drink. Ages 12 and older.  Sign up under my “store” tab on my website.

Thursday, August 17th & 24th from 10-11 am, at “Camp Westfield” at Southcenter  for ages 3 and up.  This is part of Westfield’s Summer Day Camp for kids.  There is no sign-up. The location is next to Seattle Team Sports on the 2nd floor up the escalator by the Disney Store.

Saturday, August 19th, from 10-Noon at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila.  This is their Annual Christmas Sale and it’s a big deal!  It’s also their annual Christmas Kick-Off sale with 10% off of everything.  I will be giving a quilling demonstration and shopping, so come and join me in the extravaganza!  I would love to see you there!  Nothing to do, just be there!

Saturday, September 2nd, from 11 am to 1 pm “Love Seattle Greeting Cards”,  at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village (just north of University of Washington campus). Come learn how to create papercrafted greeting cards showcasing highlights of Seattle using die cuts, stamping, sliders, and quilling. Cost is $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

Thankful for the cooler weather – Getting ready for fall!