Inspiring: Caroline Spellman

While in Ithaca, we went into several galleries and I saw the work of Caroline Spellman. She does amazing quilling.
Quilling, also known as paper filigree, is a craft that has been practiced since the Renaissance. Narrow strips of paper are rolled into coils, shaped, and glued into place. At the height of its popularity, from the late-1700's to the mid-1800's, quilling was a way for ladies of leisure to amuse themselves and patterns were often published in women's magazines of the day. While Caroline continues to do some pieces in these earlier traditions her birds, fish, and butterflies elevate quilling to a new level of artistry.


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If Caroline isn't quilling, she is probably working on her garden, which is designed to attract the birds and butterflies that inspire her work.

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