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Post by quillingsavy on 2010-03-07, 06:17

OK, hi guys, I just joined this site, and am looking forward to readin up on what you guys have to say about quilling. Oh, and I'm VERY young, probably, compared to you guys. I'm 16, just in case you notice at some point Razz.

I want to inform all that care that I am working on what I consider an epic project. I am 20 hours into this project that I got inspired to do FROM A DREAM. It is 2 throwns, a king, a queen, a princess, a rug, *breathes* candles, flower pot. PHEW. I made the king and queen sit on the thrown, and, dang that was hard to do! It's 3d, and it looks awesome! I used some gold strips for the thrones, of course. And I'm already on my 3rd pack! The thrones are about 5 inches high, and that seems fairly big for me.
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Post by Quill Me on 2010-03-07, 22:57

Best of luck with your "epic" project. Some dream heh Wink
Looking forward to seeing it when finished.

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Post by psychedaboutquilling on 2010-03-07, 23:34

Sounds awesome! and thankyou for joining, I am only 20 and though I was the youngest! Feel much better now I have someone in the same age group too! Don't know anyone else young that does it either, but going to introduce it to some of my friends, we must keep the quilling alive through the generations! Wink

what you are working on sounds pretty hard, can't wait to see it too!

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Post by quillingsavy on 2010-03-07, 23:55

psychedaboutquilling wrote:Sounds awesome! and thankyou for joining, I am only 20 and though I was the youngest! Feel much better now I have someone in the same age group too! Don't know anyone else young that does it either, but going to introduce it to some of my friends, we must keep the quilling alive through the generations! Wink

what you are working on sounds pretty hard, can't wait to see it too!

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Well, the sitting of the people is hard, but personally I don't think quilling is HARD per say, just requires a MASSIVE amount of patience, which most people lack. Sure, it helps in the making the coils expand out, or just the coils itself in making them look good, but I feel that quilling in its basic form anyone can do Very Happy

And, yeah, I know NO ONE of ANY age group that knows what quilling is before I tell them/show them. I don't know how it is for most of you, though. I'm sorta used to unique hobbies. I lucid dream, and no one knows what THAT is, so I'm good with being one of the few teens to quill! I like having unique hobbies Very Happy.
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Post by psychedaboutquilling on 2010-03-08, 00:00

Well i didn't even know until mum showed me! Don't think it's widely known craft/hobbie for anyone round here!
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Post by admin on 2010-03-08, 01:53

Welcome!! I love the sound of your project and hope you can give us regular updates on how you are going with it. Have you been taking photo's? you will have to share with us as you go along, we are very excited for you!
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Post by quillingsavy on 2010-03-08, 02:06

Admin wrote:Welcome!! I love the sound of your project and hope you can give us regular updates on how you are going with it. Have you been taking photo's? you will have to share with us as you go along, we are very excited for you!
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Sure, I'll share. Right now, I finished the queen and her thrown, and finished the king's thrown, and am half done with the king. 25 and a half hours into it, now. I think It'll take at least 40 hours to get done with it, so a week plus, and I'll be done (this is all I feel like doing in my spare time!)

I don't know about pics DURING it, my parents would never feel like uploading pics all the time Razz. But, you all shall see it once it's done.
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Post by admin on 2010-03-08, 15:00

I am sure it will be fantastic! I am sure you will be able to give us heaps of tips and ideas so I look forward to asking you many questions about your work. I agree that not many people are patient these days which is a real shame. Most people I come across look at quilling and just think it would be too hard. It is great there is so much support out there too and to get a forum such as this that we can all share without boring our loved ones with out passion is just second to none

I think your quilling will go a long way look forward to chatting soon

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Post by quillingsavy on 2010-03-09, 00:54

OK, well...I gave the king a man skirt and man tights Laughing (I told this to people today, and they thought it was kinda funny). I had to give the king half sleeves (longer then short sleeves, shorter then long sleeves) because it wasn't possible, really, with how his arms are bent. And, there are MANY "helper coils" under his skirt, so that I could glue on the tights and it would stay together, if this makes any sense.

Anyway, I made him some shoes, but they don't look THAT great, not bad, but I wanted to see if you guys had any suggestions. Right now, I used a 12 inch coil for the "heel" and one and a half strips for the other part, and it's raised a little, and shaped into an oval. Kinda basic looking. SO, suggestions please (if you can think of anything).
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Post by psychedaboutquilling on 2010-03-10, 00:46



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Post by quillingsavy on 2010-03-10, 00:53

psychedaboutquilling wrote:You know those 18th century type movies, the court jester (and sometimes the king) are wearing those slipper looking shoes with the curl up the toe end?

http://www.google.com.au/imgres?imgurl=http://www.hollywoodtoysandcostumes.com/cached/15HA02RY.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.hollywoodtoysandcostumes.com/Jester-Elf-Shoes_15HA02RY.html&h=360&w=360&sz=43&tbnid=dqEcjRsiiQ35AM:&tbnh=121&tbnw=121&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dcourt%2Bjester%2Bshoes&usg=__6ks73txxpLBjZXA1Nka3vLneciU=&ei=oM6WS9zNDJLk7AOqkZ3GCA&sa=X&oi=image_result&resnum=6&ct=image&ved=0CB0Q9QEwBQ

Kings 18th century shoes looked like this:

http://www.google.com.au/imgres?imgurl=http://www.erm.ee/html/barokk/king2.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.erm.ee/html/barokk/shoes.html&usg=__s99Ulq6tp9DR10B_YVCPZRJiY9E=&h=467&w=359&sz=206&hl=en&start=12&itbs=1&tbnid=K1Fve8VQkRERaM:&tbnh=128&tbnw=98&prev=/images%3Fq%3D18th%2Bcentury%2Bking%2Bshoes%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DG%26tbs%3Disch:1

And the queens:

http://www.google.com.au/imgres?imgurl=http://images.quickblogcast.com/114196-106548/Lacma_3.jpg&imgrefurl=http://blog.catherinedelors.com/2009/01/25/18th-century-shoes.aspx&usg=__E_agM-4n77SYt1PwADBydvFV3wg=&h=457&w=560&sz=83&hl=en&start=2&itbs=1&tbnid=UmslXfbPQGnAkM:&tbnh=109&tbnw=133&prev=/images%3Fq%3D18th%2Bcentury%2Bking%2Bshoes%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DG%26tbs%3Disch:1 - accessed 10/3/2010

Hope that gives you a few ideas! Wink

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Hey, thanks for the pics! That can bring up a few things to mind...But, see, I can't picture how I'd be able to QUILL that. Hmmm....
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Post by psychedaboutquilling on 2010-03-10, 00:58

Maybe if you quilled the shoe and got some fine tipped textas or pens and draw the details on.

(If you don't want all other peoples messages to come up while you are making a reply, instead of hitting the quote button, under the last message box on the left is a post reply button. It won't post all extra stuff the quote button does)

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Post by quillingsavy on 2010-03-10, 02:42

Oh, trust me, I know. I meant to quote!
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Post by psychedaboutquilling on 2010-03-10, 03:59

Cool, wasn't sure if you knew. Took me a while to get used to getting around the forum What a Face

OK, I just took the pictures off cause I looked it up and I am pretty sure I need permission from the owners of the pics before I can post them. I have left the links though so you can check it out from their websites though.

Sorry if this has inconvenienced anyone

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Post by quillingsavy on 2010-03-10, 04:33

Yeah, I'm used to forums, and they are all pretty much the same Very Happy. This one is actually a little easier to get around then another one I go on regularily Very Happy.
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Post by admin on 2010-03-11, 11:20

Thanks Rachelle for letting me know that. I was worried that it may have been complicated to navigate around this site with all the extra buttons (features) like when you put a pic with your post, having 3 options for sizes etc
This is the only quilling site in Australia that I am aware as I have searched hard and found nothing else. The yahoo quillers group also is a lovely big group and has fantastic information on it too. I hear there is a lot of quilled art competitions over there, are you going to enter some of your work? It sounds like your throne room will be a big contender if you do!!
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Post by quillingsavy on 2010-03-12, 01:07

I haven't even thought about entering any of my work before, and I just have my own little "quilling world" where I tell everyone about MY quilling and work on it by myself-now I have this forum, too. I know nothing about ANY competitions here, but I haven't even searched.
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Post by paulahogue on 2010-03-12, 01:45

I am also Yahoo Quiller and dont know of any competitions,unless it is at art and craft fairs.
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Post by admin on 2010-03-13, 05:14

Hi Paula, sorry misled you a bit there, went from talking about forums to quilling comps didn't mean to insinuate that the yahoo group has competitions but I know some of them that compete their work and that there is many competitions I hear of in the USA. My brain was ahead of my fingers. You could do a post with the yahoo group and ask if anyone competes their work and where the comps are.
Over in the Usa there is many fairs and art comps that are quite active with quilling entries. For yourself and Rachelle you have the NAQG (North American Quilling Guild) that have their finger on the pulse for all that sort of thing plus a nice article at custom quilling supplies about competing your work by Doreen Coreman Entering Quilling Competitions
This is something truly amazing that you can aspire to as you both have such a unique talent. When you find the information out, do share about the goings on over there. I would love to hear all about it. I think the most important thing to know about entering to show your work is to read the rules very carefully because 1 bit of embellishment or the like could disqualify your piece. Now, that being said, I have not shown my work at all however I have recently contacted a lady who does and in the next week I will have some extensive posts on where you can show your work here in Australia and tips to doing that. From what I understand her work is incredible so I am pretty excited to be telling you all about this.
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Post by quillingsavy on 2010-03-13, 06:54

You can't embelish it?! As in, a flower on a 3D person? Why on earth not?
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Post by Quill Me on 2010-03-13, 11:27

Yes "rules is rules" when it comes to Shows. I know this having entered both cakes and quilling in Shows and you have to do exactly as the schedule(rules) stipulate.
And quite often they do not allow modern embellishments.

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Post by admin on 2010-03-13, 12:34

HI Rachelle,
As in embellishment that are not quilled like ribbon, plastic etc that you may add to your quilled work. Some let you and some don't so it is important to insure that what you enter conforms to the "rules" as Bronwyn says. Most times you have to enter well in advance and you get the list of rules from the organisers. I do remember in an earlier post one of the members (think it was onions25 but don't hold me to it) having problems with her framed art having material ribbon on it for the royal Sydney show. I would have to double check back through the posts but I do remember reading about it.
You have what we call shows (you may call them fairs) that are annual for each town/city and most of them have art comps. Try to look locally if they have a web site for the fair information in your area and you can contact them and ask about where you can get the info on entering. You could also try your local art gallery for information!?! I am sure they would know about the goings on in the area as many artists use shows to promote their work. Not sure how they operate over there, sorry if that isn't much help. If you find out though, can you tell us all about it? I would be interested to know. You can also do a google search on craft shows or art shows
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Post by quillingsavy on 2010-03-14, 01:25

OH! Ok, just non-quilling things. Now THAT makes sense! I usually just use the paper and glue "quilling" stuff anyway, except for the occasional wire for the stems of 3D flowers.
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Post by paulahogue on 2010-03-14, 03:51

Karon
I checked out the quilling competion in Custom Quilling, and it was very interesting.
I never thought about asking yahoo quillers about compition, dumb hu,lol
I showed my blue Lady on yahoo quillers and had a lady say if I was a member of NAQG group, I could of enter it in contest and would of had a good chance of winning.I dont see myself being
that good, husband and others say I'm to critic (hard) on myself.
I checked the NAQG and it costs $25.00 yearly, which is not bad at all, but want to check it out some more before I decide. I dont want to over due it joining groups it would be hard to keep up with them all and anyway I am happy with this group here.Well I have just written a book with all this writing,lol anything I find out I'll let you know.Paula
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Post by admin on 2010-03-14, 04:52

Fantastic Paula, there is another guild in the uk that is very popular too. I think it is important if you live in the area/country and you want to further your quilling, the NAQG is the group for you being that you are in the USA and many of the yahoo quillers recommend joining. You can go to their site and have a look around at what they have to offer and they also have a regular newsletter. If you are curious I encourage you to contact them and inquire to see if this is the best step for you.
I agree that joining too many groups can really start to take it's toll not only with fees if they have these but also the time has to come from somewhere to be a contributing member and get the best out of it. I know some days my inbox is just overflowing that I just can't read everything that I want to as then it eats into my quilling time. One of our members betjoli has a lovely website with all her quilled jewelery. Now she mentioned she was busy getting ready for an art show so perhaps you could email her directly through her profile and just ask for some direct as to showing your work in the USA or who to talk with. I now that is how I have had to gain necessary information by just keep asking till you find the right person to help out
I know we are all critical of our own work. i have a piece I have started and this vision in my head of what I want but it just isn't happening for me. I think the best way to gauge your work is by other quillers. If they rave about it, they like it!! and if you want to further yourself, pick on an experienced quiller and email them privately for advice on what they would do differently or make it better. You do the best thing of all and sharing your work, chatting to others and reading up more about the craft/art is one of the best things you can do. Let me know how you go as I would love to put some information here for the other quillers from over there too. I am hoping to have lots of info over the next week or so and although it is from an experienced Australian quiller, you will still gain much from it and find many similarities to how things are done in your neck of the woods!!
I hope that helps
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