History: Quilling has been around for centuries it is not clear when or where it was first originated; some say it was Egypt and other say it was created by French/Italian nuns or monks use this to decorate book covers and reliigious items.

Why was it called Quilling - it was the bird's feather or quill was used as a tool to coil paper strips, as you can see in this picture.

Quilling is an art that that involves the use of the paper strips that are rolled and manipulated to create different various of shapes to make designs to form a picture.
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