My First Quilling Book

Now, I am an author!

After nearly two years in preparation, our first Chinese quilling book << Quilling Times>> is finally published. It is written by Jie Zhao, Xueting Wu and me.

Big thanks to my editor, Mr. Tian from Qingdao Publishing Group, who gave us this valuable opportunity and supported us during the whole process.

We also would like to give thanks to The Quilling Guild (http://quilling-guild.weebly. Com) and Philippa, who allowed us to adapt in our book the official chart “Quilling Techniques and International Quilling Terminology” section of the official Members’ Handbook issued by The Quilling Guild, enabling us, for the first time, to unify and translate the related quilling terms in Chinese.

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Our book has three chapters:

I.                    General quilling (the book section I authored)

Gives full guidance about how to start your quilling journey, such as how to choose and use paper and tools, how to make a suitable background, how to make good shapes coils, how to arrange individual parts and generate a proper quilling painting, and much more. 

II.                  Graphic quilling

Graphic quilling is a different method. Jie Zhao tried his best to explain every detail about how to “Glue the lines” from choosing paper and tools, until making a draft and the final creation. 

III.                Family quilling

Xueting Wu is a primary school teacher. She understands parents and children very well, and provides tips and fun tutorials for family quilling events to ensure your beloved little ones are attracted by quilling.

 Some photos of the book.

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Quilled frame-summer greenhouse (with tutorial)

In a sunny summer day, would you like to read books and drink tea in such a sweet greenhouse?

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Smell flowers and look at green plants.

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Do you want to have one? Let’s start it!

1.Mini pot and little tree

Make a tight coil ;

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Put it on mini mold;

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Use a pen or other tools to push the bottom which can make the pot stand firmly;

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Use a thin cardboard paper make the steam, glue it with a small tight coil. At the same time, put glue inside the pot, then put the steam inside it. 

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Use scissors to cut a few leaves;

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Glue all the leaves.

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2. Cactus I

Make a little tight coil;

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Use tool to make it as a tapered roll;

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Make a few of tapered roll and glue them together. Then use scissors to cut some tiny and thin strips as spines; 

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Glue the spines and it’s done!

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3. Cactus II

Glue four different color strips together;

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Fold it as below until the end

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Make two of them, one is smaller;

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Combine together.

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Plant family…

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4.Cute green plant with small flowers

Use punch make a few leaves, the glue them together;

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Make fringe flowers and decorate it on the plant.

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5.Mini chair

What you need is a tight coil, a same size round cardboard and a piece of round cloth(size is a little bigger than the tight coil);

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Put a layer of cotton on the cardboard,then glue it together with the cloth;

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Glue the two parts;

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Make a few scrolls;

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Glue them together;

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Make a tear drop;

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Combine all parts together;

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Now, it’s the time to make legs of the chair; 

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Little chair is almost done;

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he last step is to fill in a piece of cloth inside the back.

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6.Window and the decorations

The fence and the window were cut by knife base on drawing;

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Use the punch to make leaves;

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7. Mini book

Make the basic shape and cover with cardboard;

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Glue a color paper on the book cover;

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Combine them together!

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8. Lavender

First, make a square as the pot;

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Cut some leaves and put inside the pot;

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Make some little tight coil;

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Glue the little tight coils on the steam;

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Put the flower inside the pot.

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