Quilled Pink Lady's Slipper wall art handmade

10"x12" | quilling
My Quilled Pink Lady's Slipper is an 8" x 10" piece custom triple matted under glass and framed in a honey oak wood frame, completely handmade by me in my New Hampshire studio.

This is my Pink Lady's Slipper which we find in the woods in the spring in New Hampshire. Any of my wildflowers would be wonderful together, as they are all matted and framed the same. This jack in the pulpit would be great paired with the showy lady's slipper or jack in the pulpit.

What is Quilling?

Quilling is a very old craft. Its name comes of the old practice of trimming the gold edges from books, and then winding the narrow strips of paper around feather quills, using the quill of the feather for the tool. Once rolled into circles and pinched into various shapes, the paper is used as texture and detail in pictures.

My own technique uses the quill work as a background and details to my original cut-outs of wildlife. The quill work simulates the feathers in the duck and birds, the scales on the fish, the veins in the wildflowers, and the fur on the moose.