August 16, 2008

How to make fringed flowers

Fringed flowers (quilling)

I was asked to explain how I make fringed paper flowers. You can find a lot of examples and tutorials on the Web, but since I was asked... Here's a detailed explanation.

1. Cut a paper strip 1 cm (3/8 inches) wide and about 28 cm (11 inches) long, which is the length of a standard paper sheet for A4 or Letter. Make small cuts at every 1-1.5 mm (1/16 inch) across the long edge of the strip. The cuts should be about 8 mm (a bit more than 1/4 inch) deep, you get a fringe with a narrow base. Cut gently to avoid cutting through the strip.

Paper fringe

Some people use an office clip to limit the cuts. Try cutting this way, you may find it more convenient.

Cutting fringe

2. Roll the fringe into a tight coil using a quilling tool.

Rolling fringe using slotted tool

3. Apply a small amount of glue on the end and let it dry. You've got a sort of paper cylinder.

Gluing

4. Fold the fringe outwards with your fingers. This is only one type of fringed flowers. Let me tell you about another one.

Peeling fringe outwards Fringed flower is ready Flower, bottom view

5. For the second type we also make a fringe, and then attach a narrow paper quilling strip (3 mm or 1/8 inch) to its end. The colour of the narrow strip will be the colour of the flower centre.

Fringe with narrow strip attached

6. Roll up, starting from the tip of the narrow strip.

Starting to roll

7. The narrow strip makes up the centre and the fringe makes up petals. Glue the end and let dry.

8. Peel the petals outwards. The flower is ready.

Fringed flower with center

Try varying the width and length of strips, using different colour combinations, find new uses for your flowers. Be creative, good luck!

39 comments:

Archana said...

That was a perfect set of instructions. Thanks I always wanted to try this.

Inna D. said...

You are welcome, Archana! I'm glad that you like it.

Denice Jackson said...

I am a brand new convert to this type of quilling.Th designs are more interesting and creative, and I am looking forward to making them for Christmas presents. I stil have one done by a close friend before she died about 20 years ago,and I still treasure it on y tree every year.

Sheereen said...

They look so cool
I am just wondering what would you do if you did not have a quilling tool

Inna D. said...

Than you Sheereen! But you mean what I did and still do sometimes :) You can find the answer here and here. Good luck!

Rubina said...

hello, its really nice and your work is great.

Inna D. said...

Thank you, Rubina.

Anonymous said...

I Am Mussarat from Dubai ,U.A.E i am a beggner of quilling Thank You soooo much for sharing this little secret i always tried to make these flowers but didnt succeed but by ur idea i really created many flowers THANK YOU SO MUCH.

Inna D. said...

Hi Mussarat,
I'm so glad this tutorial could help you!

Anonymous said...

u r excellant in ur creation thanks 4 sharing ur creativity it really motivates me (from sidra,pakistan)

Inna D. said...

Thanks for compliment :)

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Inna (Crafts, Kids, Quilling) said...

Thank you Edagül for your kind words!

Nurhasanah said...

Love this, easy to follow as your instructions are clear. Thanks.

Inna (Crafts, Kids, Quilling) said...

You're welcome, Nurhasanah :)

Anonymous said...

wow...dis is awesome it helped me 4 my project!:)

Anonymous said...

great photos. never knew how to do this. looks fun

bedienutza said...

I want to tell you - your works are amazing. You gave such good instructions and you have inspired one of my friends. I will also try it. I will totally give you credit for the source. http://eshgheman.livejournal.com

Inna (Crafts, Kids, Quilling) said...

Thank you, bedienutza!

hobivakti said...

Harika :)

sheetal said...

I am generally a silent blog hopper. But your blog inspires me so much that I had to say thank you. Thank a lot for so easy to follow tutorials.

Inna (Crafts, Kids, Quilling) said...

Sheetal, thanks for your sweet comment, I'm so glad you like my blog.

Marilyn M said...

Your blog is Awesome. Love the tutorial. So easy to follow and now I can try and make this flower. I'm just a beginner, but now I have inspiration to try harder. Thank you so much.

Inna (Crafts, Kids, Quilling) said...

Thanks a lot, Marilyn!

GeethuSathiyaN said...

Hi Inna,This is so awesome and i ve no words to praise u.U knw what i've been searching for a detailed tutorial and today i found u after a long search.I'm madly in love with quilling,now i'm xtremely happy.Super work...u r really gr8!!

Inna (Crafts, Kids, Quilling) said...

GeethuSathiyaN, thanks a lot!

Sujana said...

Hey Inna..Super like...I know little about quilling and hv done some creations. But I never knew these many things can be done with the papers. I would really appreciate your work and more over your patience for sharing your creations with photos and videos. Its really awesome and anyone can try at home. Soon I would also love to have a blog like you with my creations. :)

Once again BIG THANKS!!!

Inna (Crafts, Kids, Quilling) said...

Thank you, Sujana!

Anonymous said...

i am new to quilling, yet i love quilling ! this is such a great tutorial ! i have been wondering how to make a fringe flower, i found this is really helpful ! thank you so much for the sharing ^_^

chetaahh said...

I just did my first quIling project and i loved doing it! And now i found your blog and I am cant wait to try it all, thanks a lot!

Anonymous said...

Isn't there a cutter that you can buy to cut the fringe?
June

Inna (Crafts, Kids, Quilling) said...

Yes, there is. It's expensive and can be used only with good special paper. I don't see any point in buying one if you don't make really large amounts of fringed flowers.

Anonymous said...

i m a beginner and yr blog has really helped me

Sagorika said...

I'm new to quilling and never tried the fringed flowers before.Thank you so much for sharing these easy methods :D

Joe Matamis said...

Hello. I am a beginner quiller and thanks for the posts. I have a hard time rolling the fringed flowers because when i roll them, the top begins to go up and then i have a ruined fringed flower. so i appreciate if you could help me on this

Inna D. said...

Hi Joe,
Try applying a tiny bit of glue between the layers of paper just when you finish rolling the center, to secure the flat central part (made of a narrow strip) in place. Then continue gently rolling the fringe, tightly but not too much. Make sure the fringe doesn't slip away. You may also fix the center at the final stage by pressing it carefully down with the blunt end of a pencil.

Sonali said...

I loved the way you have detailed all the steps.. I am sure gonna try this now.. Thanks a lot for sharing this..

nosheen zafar said...

Love you...u r just awesome...its really helpful..love thanks

Madhuvanthi Raj said...

Thank you so much for that wonderful tutorial. Been wwondering how to make fringed flowers. Brilliant tutorial. Followed your instructions to the T. And your cards are simply see superb. Keep them coming in. He coming up with more such tutorials. Love!