|Quilling. Material: paper||Profile:|
|Quilling or paper filigree
Already in the renaissance era, Italian and French munks and nuns made use of the quilling technique to decorate book covers. They made use of paper torn of the gilded edges from books. They created quilled shapes that resemble much the original ironwork of that era.
Quilling is very popular, being practiced on every continent. Also Brazil has embraced this relatively cheap and surprisingly creative technique.
Suzan Correia (see profile in right column) has started to use the quilling technique in 2009. Since then, she has assembled a large variety of decorations that may accompany various seasonal holidays (Christmas, New Year, Easter), birthdays, weddings, and Valentine Day.
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| Suzan Correia
Suzan (1980) is an artist, specialized in plastic and visual arts. She has graduated at the Escola Guignard in Belo Horizonte, the Faculty of Arts of the State University of Minas Gerais (UEMG), Brazil. She works with webdesign, text formatting, and artesanato. Her creations are exhibited in her website Toque Único Ateliê
Brazilian Artesanato: Quilling (Belo Horizonte, MG)