Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Shakespeare

For this week's theme, I quilled a quill. As a nod to Shakespeare's talent with words, here is some word trivia for you:
Supposedly, back in the middle ages, French nuns ripped gilded edges off old prayer book pages and rolled them on a quill to create various shapes, emulating decorative ironwork. With these scrolls and shapes, they decorated covers of new prayer books. Hence we get the word "quilling" for this craft. Have a look here at some antique quilling.

6 comments:

  1. Amazing quilling and a great tag

    Love Cjrissie xx

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  2. Fantastic quilling, hugs, Valerie

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  3. Ooh I like the quilling, and thanks for such interesting historical information.

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  4. I great idea with the quilling, beautiful tag.

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  5. Very talented! Just love that quilled quill!
    Carolyn xx

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  6. How clever is that? Quilling a quill! Marvellous.x

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