One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A piece of quilled lace or other fabric used as a trim.‘a quilling of the punched flannel is put round the face’
- 1.1North American mass noun A type of ornamental craftwork involving the shaping of paper, fabric, or glass into delicate pleats or folds.‘Betty finds quilling a very relaxing hobby’
- ‘Adult workshops/public programs that relate to the Victorian era are offered through the year, including china painting, Battenberg lacemaking, beginning watercolors, paper quilling, and Christmas goosefeather trees.’
- ‘Marquetry examples represented the majority of tea caddies at this point, but there was also an interesting group decorated by amateurs in the paper filigree technique known as quilling.’
- ‘We will have a demonstration of quilling, spirille and glass painting by Paula and Ann.’
- ‘Together they make a wonderful gift, personal and entirely appropriate because the quilling is of a pair of golden daffodils and the calligraphy inscription is of Wordsworth's ‘Daffodils’.’
- 1.1North American mass noun A type of ornamental craftwork involving the shaping of paper, fabric, or glass into delicate pleats or folds.
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