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Master the Basics of Paper Quilling

Looking for your next craft hobby obsession? 
You've found it!

In just a few sessions, you will learn everything you need to know to start creating confidently in the art of paper quilling. This course is designed to provide the foundations of this art form and help you create stunning artwork as quickly and easily as possible. Whether you have some experience with quilling or are trying it for the first time, this course is the perfect way to develop new skills and unlock your creativity.

What is paper quilling?

Paper quilling starts with long strips of paper that are rolled, shaped and glued. The shaped pieces can then be arranged into intricate designs. The results are stunning, but the best news is that the basics are incredibly easy to learn.

 

Paper quilling has been used for centuries and is named because they used to use a feather quill to roll the paper around! We now have more modern tools to make things easier.

Every artist has their own style, but as you’ll see, Carolyn brings a fresh, modern take on this art form, taking the traditional techniques and bringing new life to designs that you’ll be eager to display.

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What's included?

This course will walk you through everything you need to know step by step to create incredible paper quilling artwork. 

Here's a peek of what you will find inside.

Session Dates, Times & Format

All core sessions will be held live over Zoom

4-6 pm Pacific Time  //  7-9 pm Eastern Time

You will have lifetime access to recordings if you can't make the live sessions or want to revisit the material!

Dates:

Session One: Thursday, February 15th

Session Two: Thursday, February 22nd

Session Three: Thursday, February 29th

Session Four: Thursday, March 7th

Bonus sessions:

All bonus content will be in the form of PDFs and pre-recorded videos to explore at your own pace.

Registration Deadline:

February 8th is the last day to sign up!

This ensures that you have enough time to gather your supplies.

What's NOT in this course?

Master the Basics of Paper Quilling is designed to take you from complete beginner to confident creator as simply as possible. Because of that singular focus, there are a few things you won't find in the course:

How to start a business and sell your art

If this is what you're looking for, a course like this might be offered in the future.

And to be clear, you will learn new skills that your can use to create artwork to sell.

But we will not be covering topics like starting a business, finding clients, pricing your work, shipping orders, etc.

 

{Think of it this way: If you signed up for a beginner's fitness course, you wouldn't also expect to receive information on how to become a trainer!} 

Intermediate to

advanced techniques

This course is designed for those who have some or zero experience with this art form.

Whether you're a complete beginner or have tried it before, you will learn new skills.

However, if you have considerable experience with quilling and are looking for more advanced techniques, this program might not be for you.

More advanced offerings may be available in the future, but this course is designed for beginners.

Information overwhelm

 

One of the biggest obstacles for beginners is being overwhelmed with too much information, which leads to feeling stuck and unsure where to start.

This course is NOT titled "Everything You Could Possibly Want to Know About Quilling Ever"-- and that's on purpose!

If it were, you would be overwhelmed and would quit!

This course has cut out the guesswork and extra fluff to get you on the best path to quilling with confidence.

Judgement, negativity,

or drama

You are joining a cohort of other beginners, so if you're worried about being intimidated by others, this is not that kind of community!

Quilling is a relaxing, soothing hobby and we are all here to have fun.

Whether it's in the Facebook group or Zoom sessions, the community will be curated to ensure a positive, supportive environment.

You can also engage as little or as much as you'd like in the Facebook group and on Zoom.

Are supplies included?

Supplies are not included, but you will receive a thorough supply guide with recommendations and links to specific items. This guide will be in your course portal when you register so that you have plenty of time to get supplies before the first session.

A beginner's kit is recommended and typically costs between $15-$30. As a quick summary, here's what you'll need. Most of these items can be found in a beginner's kit:


- quilling paper 
- scissors 
- glue
- craft tweezers
- a slotted quilling tool
- a circle sizing board 
- a surface to spread glue on (like a paper plate)
- a card or other sturdy surface to glue your work on

See what course participants are saying.

Darcy V.

"By far the best money I ever spent! I have never looked forward to sessions as I did these sessions! We were given the knowledge and know-how to bring our imagination to life in these sessions! You will not regret taking this course or any course that Carolyn offers!"

Michelle J.

"The beginner's course was great for demystifying the art of quilling. Carolyn explains the skills and tools in a way that a total newbie can be successful. Within the first session I felt like I could produce a piece of art to be proud of making."

Kathy H.

"This was a fantastic introduction to quilling! Having the opportunity to interact live as well as being able to review sessions afterwards was a huge plus! Above and beyond my expectations. I highly recommend this course!"

Meet the Artist & Instructor

I discovered paper quilling from a simple workshop in 2017 and immediately became obsessed. I bought a kit and was mostly self-taught the rest of the way.

After a couple of years really getting to know quilling with the traditional materials and techniques, I began to branch out and experiment with what else is possible. This is where I found my own personal style, which brings a fresh, modern, and surprising twist to the medium.

 

Quilling has become my passion and I love sharing it with others. I also know that it's so easily accessible-- I started from one workshop and I know you can too!

- Carolyn Edge

{aka The Quilling Edge}

  • Can I order artwork?
    New orders are currently closed. Join the waitlist here to be notified when orders are open again.
  • How much does artwork cost?
    Prices vary depending on the size and scope of work. Here are typical price ranges for different sizes. These prices are for customizable artwork (maps, floral names, etc) that has been produced before and is recreated for an order. 8x10: $250- $500 11x14: $400- $700 16x20: $600- $900 20x24: $800- $1200 24x30: $1,000- $1400 Commissions are priced differently. A commission is a completely new, one-of-a-kind work of art that will not be reproduced. Frequent commission requests include business logos, wedding decor, and other items that are specifically tailored to a request. Items in the gallery are marked as commissions in the captions of each photo if you're unsure what can be reproduced and what cannot. Prices for commissions depend on the scope of the work, but typically start in an 11x14 size and start at about $800. Prices include a shadowbox frame and shipping within the US. International shipping may be available, depending on the country, for an additional charge. When orders are open again, prices will likely be reworked and all of these prices are subject to change.
  • Will the artwork fade over time? How do I care for my artwork?
    Paper quilling art has been found in ancient tombs, so you'd be surprised how long it can last! Archival materials are used to ensure the art will be preserved over time. Each piece is also finished with a UV resistant sealant to help preserve and protect it. A shadowbox frame is included with all artwork to protect it both during the shipping process and for display purposes. It's best to keep the art out of direct sunlight to prevent fading over time. If possible, keep it out of humidity and extreme temperatures. 
  • Do you offer payment plans?
    Yes, interest-free payment plans are available at checkout through PayPal and Afterpay.
  • Do you take cancellations, refunds, or exchanges?
    If you would like to cancel your place in line before work begins, 50% of your deposit will be refundable.  Once work begins, no payments made are eligible for refund, due to the personalized nature of each piece. I do not accept exchanges.  If your artwork arrives damaged or there are any issues with your product, please contact me within 48 hours at hello@thequillingedge.com to find a resolution.
  • What materials do you use? Do you have recommendations for supplies?
    The answer to this question is not very straightforward because I have spent years cultivating my practice and finding what tools and materials work best for me. There are a lot of different methods and styles to paper quilling, and what works best for one person might not be preferred by another. I source materials from all sorts of different suppliers, but here are some of my most common questions: - Paper: I cut my own paper strips from Recollections card stock from Michaels. Most people find card stock too heavy for quilling. I recommend using at least 14 lb/ 90 gsm weight paper. - Glue: I use Aleene's Tacky Glue. - Backing: I use solid sheets of mat board. For a beginner, some of these options like cutting your own paper is too complicated. I recommend getting a starter kit. My two favorites are: This one from Juya, which has just what you need to get started and nothing more. I recommend this one if you might find yourself overwhelmed with too many accessories. This one from Yurroad has a few more toys and fun accessories without being too overwhelming. Most kits don't come with backing. You can go with mat board like I listed above, but for a beginner I recommend starting with blank cards to create smaller projects that are more achievable. Shop my full list of recommended supplies here. (This is still a newer storefront-- more being added soon!)
  • I want to learn to quill! Do you teach?
    I'm currently working on creating a course to teach paper quilling. I do have a meager blog and YouTube channel that I have not been able to update in well over a year, but stay tuned for more coming soon! If you work for a company that would be interested in a virtual team building event, I partner with TeamClass to offer paper quilling workshops. Learn more here. I may also be available for teaching virtual classes to a minimum group of 10 people. If you have a group of friends you'd like to gather and set up a workshop, please email hello@TheQuillingEdge.com and let's talk!
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