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Saratoga Library

13650 Saratoga Avenue
Saratoga, CA 95070-5099

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Wednesday10am - 6pm
Thursday10am - 6pm
Friday10am - 6pm
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Quilling by Chitra Sivaram

Saratoga resident, Chitra Sivaram was introduced to the art of quilling or paper filigree quite accidentally, while looking through a school supply catalog. Intrigued, she brought some supplies and has been quilling with passion for the last few years.

In this art form, strips of paper are rolled, shaped and glued together to create decorative designs. Renaissance nuns and monks used quilling to decorate book covers and religious items. In the 18th century, quilling became popular with upperclass  ladies of quality and was often combined with embroidery or painting.

Ms. Sivaram is a member and has received awards from and is a member of the North American Quilling Guild for her original designs.

Find books on quilling here

View Ms. Sivaram's work in the Saratoga Library Lobby through October 31st.