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The ancient art of quilling can now reach a broader audience with the addition of our quilled Braille Collection. The braille greeting card market is small and lacking diversity; with the addition of our artistic interpretation of braille we hope to provide an exciting new way for the blind to celebrate occasions and special moments. Our Braille Collection will provide the blind community with a unique Braille greeting card experience through the tactile ancient art form of quilling.
The development of this collection has been a very special project for Quilling Card co-founder, Huong Wolf. Having built a certified Fair Trade workshop in her home country of Vietnam—where all of the Quilling Card designs are handcrafted—she has spent many years focusing on providing employment opportunities for those who are disadvantaged or have disabilities. This has included the training and employment of over a dozen deaf artisans who directly inspired Huong’s vision of connecting the deaf to the blind through the hands and sense of touch.
Creating braille from quilled paper is something that has never been done before and we were fortunate to have the opportunity of collaborating with staff at Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, MA. The innovation of this collection took over a year and involved substantial research, extensive testing and meticulous design work to develop a successful translation of the standardized braille language.
Quilling is the art of rolling, coiling, and shaping 1/8 inch wide strips of paper to create a cohesive three-dimensional design— has long been admired by touch. From the hands of our deaf quillers in Vietnam that coil the strips and meticulously place them into designs, to the eager fingertips of the blind; we are honored and humbled to connect these communities through our Braille Collection.