|Quilling: This page show you how to make evenly-spaced petal-shapes using the technique of combing. In combing, you use an onion holder, also called a "quilling comb". |
An onion holder looks like a hair pick - the kind used by people with Afro hairstyles. In the technique of combing, you can use a regular comb, a pick comb, or an onion holder - they all work equally well.
In the kitchen, an onion holder is used to hold an onion as you cut it. The metal tines (prongs) dig into the onion layers and allows you to chop the onion without endangering your fingers.
In quilling, a strip of paper is wrapped around the tines of the onion holder. There are at least 3 ways to use an onion holder:
- make evenly shaped petals
- make flat, leaf-like shapes
- make exotic, filigree leaves
Let's start by making flower petals...