Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Quilled Ojibway Designs

Some time ago I came across Ojibway Indian beadwork while tooling around Google images and was struck with the idea that the designs provided mighty fine inspiration for quilling.

Quilled Ojibway Design

This coral piece was the first one I made, and later on I did another as decoration on the top of a chocolate box that was just too nice to send to the recycling bin.

Quilled Ojibway Design

It's come in handy as a holder of odds and ends in my craft stash... ribbons, beads, and such. You might recognize both of these pieces from the television demo video over there in the right sidebar.

Quilled Ojibway Design

I remember the friendly cameraman carefully panning over each one after first verifying that I'd made it. I'm pretty sure he couldn't imagine trying to quill and perhaps wondered why anyone would want to. :) By the end of filming however, I'm happy to say everyone present - there was also a producer, director, and sound engineer - was enthusiastic about the process. The producer and director even said they were excited about giving quilling a try when they returned home to L.A... two new converts!

19 comments:

  1. I can see them in the video and it looks so beautiful. Your tight coils always look so bead like .Ans such a pleasure seeing your work .

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  2. Beautiful work, Ann. I especially like the second piece.

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  3. Love the designs and especially the cute tight coils..

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  4. Ann, They are very sweet quilled pieces. Amazing where we find inspiration! I love your flowing lines and all the different techniques and filigree shapes you have used in both designs.
    Licia

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  5. there both sooo lovely, the designs are gorgeous, love it!!!
    Paula

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  6. These are amazing!

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  7. It's a treat to see those beauties and ..they're your creations!
    It's a special moment,indeed!
    aureliaeugenia

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  8. So pretty! I just love seeing your work. If that camera man was anything like my husband, I can understand his thoughts. My husband still can't quite wrap his brain around my fascination with pretty paper, and to see something like this would just blow his mind. :)

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  9. Ann,
    They are just beautiful.

    Teddie

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  10. different and beautiful design
    cheers,
    Nati from Brazil

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  11. Isn't it marvelous how quilling can adapt to so many other art forms, borrowing their flavors? I can just imagine the beading, and have reminded me to someday do an ode to henna patterns. I love your color choice, especially with the textured red.

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  12. Both these designs are gorgeous!

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  13. Thanks everyone, I'm glad you enjoyed seeing them. CC, henna designs would be great inspiration! I'd love to see what you do with one.

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  14. I agree with one of the commentators, your quilling is very neat, has clean lines, and an exquisite choice of colors.

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  15. Wow, this craft is amazing. I never knew you could create such things with simple paper! Via Creating Success Around the World.

    Agy from Green Issues

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  16. Hi Ann,
    Wonderful work..
    I must say this. Whenever I feel low at heart, your blog is one my medicines..
    Its always a candy treat for my eyes looking at your work..
    It brings back my energy!!

    Happy Quilling!!

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  17. I am a quilling beginner, and seeing your designs and video really inspired me to get quilling! I have a question though, I bought a kit that had a quilling tool (it has a little slot in it where you put the paper through) the kit also came with another tool similar looking to the one you were using. but my question is, which tool were you using for the glueing ?!

    Thanks so much! and happy quilling :)

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  18. Thanks everyone!

    Anon, for gluing I use the tip of a paper piercing tool and sometimes just a straight pin.

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