for Akesha Horton’s Quilling Class, 10/24/21
Participants can purchase a quilling kit directly from Akesha with all materials needed for this class after registering for this session. If you’d like to purchase your own materials, the list below of items can be found at most local craft stores.
Please make sure you have the following supplies.
- Card stock
- 3-5 sheets of 8 ½ x 11 – heavyweight card stock (white) 80 – 110 lbs – used for your templates and to glue your flowers.
- Quilling paper/strips – You will need at least 50 -100 strips in an assortment of colors that are 1/8 or 3mm inch wide strips. If you did not purchase pre-cut strips, quilling strips can be made with any type paper (it is recommended you use text weight paper or high density paper). You can cut the paper with a craft knife, a cutting mat and a ruler or a special trimmer for cutting paper. If you plan to cut your own strips, make sure you are purchasing paper that has a solid core. What that means is if you tear the paper, the color is dyed through. Some paper has a white core. Using paper with a white core will not allow you to see the color of the coils you roll when quilling.
- Scissors – any cutting scissors with a smooth blade will work.
- Craft glue – Any craft glue that dries clear.
- Quilling needle – The ones that can be used in this class are the slotted needle or the regular needle. The needle tool is one of the most widely used quilling tools. It allows you to make small centers in rolls and scrolls which produces more attractive quilling. It is a necessity for the beginner and preferred by many experienced quillers. The slotted quilling tool provides the ability to quickly and easily produce tight rolls. It is a great tool for beginners! The prongs are made of tempered steel to prevent bending and breaking
- Tweezers – Any pair of beauty tweezers can be used. I provided ones with a pointed tip so that you can pick up small pieces without disrupting the placement of unglued pieces.
- Ruler (with guides) – Any ruler with numbered sides will work. Use a quilling ruler with circular guides so that you can make your shapes with consistent sizes if you so choose. If you have a quilling board with guides, you can use it to help make your shapes consistent, having both is not necessary for this course. If you don’t have a ruler with guides, please purchase a quilling board.
HELPFUL TO HAVE
- Pencil with eraser
- Cotton swabs – to wipe away excess glue
- Small cup of water – for cleaning
- Rounded toothpicks – to apply glue to paper (not necessary).
- A small piece of card stock or plastic top to place your glue.