Kangaroo Press (Distributed in the UK by Search Press)
Date: June 2004
Reviewed: Large Format Paperback
it at Amazon UK
How-To Books / Papercrafts
Rachel A Hyde
Notes: If you cannot find the materials
locally try www.searchpress.com
for a list of suppliers.
Quilling For Beginners
By Jean Woolston-Hamey
are a lot of books on the market that say they are for beginners,
but in my experience, very few of them truly are. Here is one that
is just what it purports to be.
like me, you learned quilling from a more advanced book of patterns,
then you probably missed out on the basics. Now you can find out
all those little tips about choosing tools and papers, correct methods
for rolling and sticking and really start from the beginning.
I do love a book that doesn’t showcase all
the more advanced or expensive items on the market for a particular
hobby. You can roll with your fingers and cut your own papers, allowing
you to start immediately and straight away you can make some lovely
cards to be proud of. There is even a gallery – and you know
I don’t usually admire those – showing the work of children
(one as young as six) to prove the ease of quilling. It is perhaps
true that more detail could have been devoted to tips on making
the actual shapes, particularly the more fiddly ones, but this aside,
I do believe that just about anybody can learn to quill from this
book. As a special bonus, turning to the inside back cover yields
up a packet of strips. A great gift, if you can bear to part with
it, which probably means you are already an advanced quiller.