My name is Christa Cunningham. I am a self taught paper quilling artist living in Delta, BC. My work is mostly inspired by the winter and Christmas season, but I am constantly finding other inspirations and my portfolio of designs has grown as a result. Each ornament is one of a kind and completely designed and assembled by hand one strip of paper at a time.
Paper quilling, or paper filigree, is an intricate art form over 500 years old. Quilling originated in European religious orders where they used strips of paper resembling metal filigree in their reliquaries. The pieces are created by rolling narrow strips of paper into various shapes, and arranging them together to form a unique design. Although quilling appears delicate and ornate, it is amazingly sturdy.