Origami Heaven

A paperfolding paradise

The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell


This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of the paperfolding technique known as Quilling in which rolled folded strips of paper are glued onto flat sheets of card or other objects in order to decorate them. Please contact me if you know any of this information is incorrect or if you have any other information that should be added. Thank you.


'The Girl's Own Book' by Lydia Marie Child, which was published by Clark Austin and Co in New York in 1833, contains a section titled 'Paper-Ball Baskets' which describes the technique of quilling.