Each Quilling Card design is handmade by a master artisan at the Quilling Card workshop located in Vietnam. Quilling is a fine art that, to do well, requires much practice and dedication. Each artisan is trained to quill at an extraordinarily high level. Prospective quillers complete 6 months of intensive training in order to develop the level of skill necessary to craft each quilled card. During this time, they learn the "alphabet" of quilled shapes used to make a Quilling Card. Overall, it takes half a year to develop the level of ability necessary to craft the quilled cards you give to your friends and loved ones!
After successfully graduating from the training program, the artisan can expertly quill each design at the highest level of artistry, faithfully and consistently.
Every handmade card begins with a printed artwork of what the card will be. Using a quilling pen, the artisan will thread strips of kishu paper (a high-quality, Japanese paper) through the tool and coil it around to create a tight coil. Each shape that makes up a card begins as a tight coil.
From there, the coil is relaxed and molded with fingers or tweezers until the desired shape is attained. The quilled shape is then glued down onto the card.
From the initial design to the quilled card that you purchase, it takes 10 months to create a Quilling Card. Each design is carefully created and crafted with love and care by the extraordinary team of graphic designers and master artisans. When you give a Quilling Card, you are not just giving a greeting card, you are gifting a handmade work of art.