Quilling Workshop-Butterflies

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  • Coloured Strips
  • Glue (PVA is best)
  • Quilling tool
  • Scissors
  • Circle size tool

If you would like to know more about quilling shapes click here.

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Butterfly Wings

Choose three colours. One colour is full length. Cut the second colour in half and the third colour into a quarter. Glue one full one length, one half length and one quarter length together in that order. You now have one long strip. Do this so you have four multi-coloured strips.butterflies 2

For the large butterfly wings, use the quilling tool and start curling your strip around from the quarter end.

Let the coil go inside the 30mm circle.butterflies 3

Glue the coil, don’t use a lot of glue, hold for 10-15 seconds.

Shape the coil into a teardrop shape. Do this again with another strip.

For the smaller wings do the same but size the coil to 22mm.

You should now have four teardrops, two large ones, two small ones.

Body

Choose one colour strip and cut into quarters.

Make two tight coils with a two quarter length strips.

Poke your quilling tool gently through the middle of the tight coils to form cone shapes.

Glue the two cones together at the largest ends.

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Cut a strip to quarter length.

Fold in half.

Form loose coils on both sides.

 

Assembly

Glue the antennae and body together – this is incredibly fragile, once you have glued and are happy with the position leave it until it has fully dried.

Glue the large wings to the small wings (curved ends not pointy ends) and leave to dry.

Once dried glue the wings to the body and leave to dry.

Then pinch the top of the wings at an angle to shape the wings and you have made a butterfly

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If you make a butterfly, do let us know either on social media or drop us an email libraries@wokingham.gov.uk we would love to see what you have made and share on our social media.

If you would like to try something else, have a look at our Daisy workshop here and tulip workshop here.

 

 

Online Quilling Workshop- Make a Tulip

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Online Quilling Workshop – Tulips

You will need:

  • PVA Glue
  • Piece of card
  • Green strips in different shades for leaves/stalks
  • Tulip strips of the colour(s) of your choice
  • A pair of scissors
  • A quilling tool
  • A ruler

 

You can buy different thickness of strips. I recommend 5mm thickness.

 

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Take one strip the tulip cover paper and insert it onto the quilling tool. Try to get it as close to the edge as possible.

Hold the quilling tool in your hand between your thumb and index finger (or however feels comfortable for you) and turn the tool so the paper winds around the end as evenly as possible.

Gently pull the coil off the tool. If the coil sticks to the tool then the paper has wound too tightly. If you have not quilled before it might take you a couple of attempts to find the right tension for the paper.

If you have a circle sizer tool, use that. If not use the 18mm circle at the top of this guide. Place your coil in the 18mm circle, keeping it between your fingers slowly release until it is 18mm.

 

tulip 3Glue the end of the circle, the less glue the better, and hold it in place for 10-15 seconds.

Pull back the centre and pinch the end to create a teardrop shape.

Make three identical teardrops for one tulip.

 

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The leaves have been done in two shades of green.

Put a bit of glue at the end of your lighter green strip.

Loop your strip so the loop is 2cm.

Loop your strip so the loop is 4cm.

Put some glue at the bottom of the loop.

Loop your strip so the loop is 6cm and cut the bottom of the loop. Glue the strip at the bottom of the loop.

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Glue the darker shade of green to the bottom of the loop and loop over to 8cm.

Cut at the bottom and glue.

 

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You can pull the strip over your finger nail to create more of a curl to the strip.

leaf 2 Assemble the tulip petals and glue to a card or sheet of cardddepending what you would like to do with it.

tulip 01Tulips can come in different shades, you could cut two coloured strips in half and glue them together to create multi-coloured petals.

 

 

 

tulip 02If you make a tulip, do let us know either on social media or drop us an email libraries@wokingham.gov.uk we would love to see what you have made and share on our social media.

If you would like to try something else, have a look at our Daisy workshop here.

Quilling- How to make a simple daisy

You will need

  • PVA Gluedaisy 1
  • 6 strips of white paper
  • 2 strips of yellow paper
  • A pair of scissors
  • A quilling tool

 

You can buy different thickness of strips. I recommend 5mm thickness.

 

Take one strip of white paper and insert it onto the quilling tool. Try to get it as close to the edge as possible.daisy 2

Hold the quilling tool in your hand between your thumb and index finger (or however feels comfortable for you) and turn the tool so the paper winds around the end as evenly as possible.

Gently pull the coil off the tool. If the coil sticks to the tool then the paper has wound too tightly. If you have not quilled before it might take you a couple of attempts to find the right tension for the paper.

 

daisy 3If you have a circle sizer tool, use that. If not use the 20mm circle at the top of this guide. Or a ruler or two pound coin or anything that is round and close to 20mm.

Place your coil in the 20mm circle, keeping it between your fingers slowly release until it is 20mm.

Glue the end of the circle, the less glue the better, and hold it in place for 10-15 seconds.

 

Pull back the centre and pinch the end to create a teardrop shape.daisy 4daisy 5

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For the yellow centre you need one and a half strips.

Cut one yellow strip in half and glue it onto a full length strip.daisy 7daisy 8

Roll into a coil but do not release it.

Glue the end so it is a tight circle.

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Glue the bottom of the teardrop to the yellow centre.

I always start gluing opposite so you can arrange the petals symmetrically

Then glue the rest of the petals.

The coils in the petals will have fallen to the side, to keep your daisy neat try to arrange the petals the same way.

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The daisy is complete. It can be used on a greeting card, in a picture for your wall, as a decoration in your house etc. If you make a daisy do let us know either on social media or drop us an email libraries@wokingham.gov.uk we would love to see what you have made.

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Discover Crafts, Knitting and Crochet Magazines from PressReader

 

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If anybody fancies getting creative during these strange times, we have a resource that can help you. PressReader gives access to hundreds of magazines, quite a few of which you may find useful:

CRAFTS
Mollie Makes
Papercraft Inspirations
Love Patchwork and Quilting
Cardmaking and Papercraft
Today’s Quilter

CROSS STITCH
Cross Stitcher
Cross Stitch Crazy
Cross Stitch Gold
The World of Cross Stitching

KNITTING AND SEWING
The Knitter
Simply Knitting
Simply Sewing
Love Knitting for Baby

CROCHET
Simply Crochet

Hopefully you will find something there that will give you the inspiration and advice to create something wonderful.

To sign up to PressReader, go to https://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/library-services/e-magazines/ – you’ll need your library card number to sign up.

Fun Palace at Wokingham Library-Saturday October 6

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Come and join us for a packed morning of fun activities for adults and children.

Saturday October 6-  10am to 1pm

  • Dad and Baby Rhymetime – 10am to 10.30am
  • Mighty Lemons – Fun performance from this Ukulele Band, with familiar songs and a row, row, row your boat sing along. Try out some of the instruments after the session. 11am to 12noon
  • Code Club – For children aged 9 to 12 years old. Beginners 10.15am to 11am Advanced 11.10am to 11.50am
  • Metaphor Madness – Join Igniting Writing, Wokingham Library’s teen creative writing club, as they set the challenge of describing your favourite fictional character using only similes and metaphors. If Darth Vader was a sandwich, what sort of sandwich would he be? Or if Cinderella was a musical instrument, what instrument would she be? 10am to 12noon
  • Poppy making craft activity – Come and make a poppy to commemorate the end of World War 1. 10am to 12noon
  • Biscuit decorating – Decorate your own biscuits to take home. 10am to 12noon
  • Gemstone Cabochon Necklace Workshop – Learn how to use gemstone cabochons and twisted wire to create beautiful pendants with Tutor Rachel Freegard £3.50 charge for materials. 10am to 1pm

Everyone an Artist, Everyone a Scientist!

All activities are free, so just drop in and try something new.

Free Fun Palace Event, so just drop in and try something new!

 

 

Gemstone Cabochon Necklace Workshop at Wokingham Library-Saturday October 6

Gemstone Cabochon Necklace Workshop

Tutor: Rachel Freegard

Learn how to use gemstone cabochons & twisted wire to create beautiful pendant necklaces.

Wokingham Library

Saturday October 6

10am to 1pm

This is a FREE Fun Palace event but there is a £3.50 charge for the cost of materials.

Please pay the tutor on the day.

To book a place please call the library on (0118) 9781368Cabochon Workshop 1

Summer Reading Challenge Young Volunteers

Young volunteers aged 16-24 years are organising and running craft activities at Lower Earley, Wokingham and Woodley libraries during the summer holidays.

Mischief Makers craft sessions are held twice a week at these 3 libraries and are being enjoyed by many children and families.

Join us to make lots more crafts, some of which are displayed at the libraries, so look out for it when you visit.

The volunteers are demonstrating lots of enthusiasm and creativity and love to hear all about the books children are reading for the Summer Reading Challenge.

Come along to a drop in session, details at: http://www.wokingham.gov.uk/libraries/whats-on-in-our-libraries/SRC Young Vols 2SRC Young Vols 1.jpg

Magic Metalwork- A Workshop at Wokingham Library on Saturday July 28

An exciting new workshop with tutor Rachel Freegard

Sign up for an opportunity to try cutting and shaping copper and aluminium metal sheet to create individual pieces of jewellery

Wokingham Library

Saturday July 28

10am to 1pm

£5 plus cost of materials

To book a place call (0118) 9781368

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