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Paper Quilling – Husking Tips and Ideas

on January 15, 2012

The joy of paper quilling… I just started quilling a few months ago and I really like it. The effect of a completed art piece is three-dimensional and there are so many ways to manipulate paper. I also tried my hand in husking but found using pins tedious so I started thinking of a way to make it easier. So, I devised my “torture” husking tool. I have the templates from a husking set that I bought and made this:

 Image of Paper Quilling Husking Tool

I have to be very careful because the toothpicks are quite pointy! Hence the torture tool! It does work although I haven’t used it much because I had other projects I was working on.

The next tool I dismantled is my weaving hand loom. I used the loom that has pins that have the same distance from each other. Here it is:



 Image of Paper Quilling Husking Tool aka Weaving Hand Loom


Here is the weaving hand loom used as a husking tool:


Image of Paper Quilling Husking Tool aka Weaving Hand Loom


Here are some samples of work I created using my weaving hand loom/husking tool. I used the husking tool for the trunk and branches of the tree. What’s great is that you can change the shape of the quilled paper. You can manipulate the paper quilling piece and make it narrow or wide.


Image of Paper Quilling Art – Tree of Hearts
I wanted to show the colors of Autumn
One way to show nature in art
The trunk and branches were made using the paper quilling husking tool aka weaving hand loom
Image of Paper Quilling – Letter A
Here the paper quilling pieces show wide and narrow pieces
Image of Paper Quilling Letter B
You can bend the paper quilling pieces to form many things
I usually shape and pin the piece and let it sit for a few minutes so that it can take its shape.
I don’t glue anything until I have it on the mat.

2 responses to “Paper Quilling – Husking Tips and Ideas

  1. eve says:

    Great idea. I have a weaving loom too that is handmade with tiny finishing nails. I love the idea that you can make longer pieces with this. I love the letter B you did. There just seems to be no limit to this craft. 🙂

  2. cecilorett says:

    I came up with this because when I tried the “onion holder” that they have for husking, I found that the points were really sharp. I wanted to show my students “husking” but that would have been a disaster. I only have 2 extra looms so they are sharing that right now. I have to go and find more. This is so easy to use – I use one of those rug holders to keep it in place on my desk when I am using it so it doesn’t slip and slide.

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