Monday, 28 July 2014

Start a Business in Quilling Art

Start a Business in Quilling Art...
Creative Paper Quilling Pattern Book     


           
what is quilling?

Quilling or paper filigree is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs. The paper is rolled, looped, curled, twisted and otherwise manipulated to create shapes which make up designs to decorate greetings cards, pictures, boxes, eggs, and to make models, jewellery, mobiles etc.The most popular and versatile technique is that of rolling. The paper strip is rolled in fingers or using a tool. The coil is then released and then glued at the tip and then shaped. These shaped coils are arranged to form flowers, leaves, and various ornamental patterns.
Quilled Creations Beginner Quilling Kit
How to start quilling art?

In the 18th century, quilling became popular in Europe where gentle ladies of quality ("ladies of leisure") practiced the art. It was one of the few things ladies could do that was thought not too taxing for their minds or gentle dispositions. Quilling also spread to the Americas and there are a few examples from Colonial times. Many quilled art works can be found on cabinets and stands, cribbage boards, ladies' purses, a wide range of both pictures and frames, work baskets, tea caddies, coats of arms and wine coasters. Storage boxes, larger than most jewelry boxes with drawers and/or tops that opened, quilled lock boxes, and much more. Some items were specially designed for quilling with recessed surfaces. Quilling was also combined or married with other techniques such as embroidery and painting.



7 Tips for the Paper Quilling Beginner


Paper quilling, also known as paper filigree, is the art of shaping paper into intricate and interesting shapes. This is achieved by rolling strips of paper and pinching or curving them into various forms. A completed quilled project may look complicated, but the basics of the craft are actually not hard to master. If you have ever wanted to give paper quilling a try, here are seven tips for getting started!

Various paper quilled shapes

1. Quilling paper


Paper quilling starts with rolling paper strips, and so naturally, the No. 1 item on the supplies list is quilling paper. You can buy packs of pre-cut quilling paper in most major art and crafts stores, but you can also cut your own strips of papers. The length and size of the paper will determine how the paper quilled project eventually looks.

2. Tools

Paper quilling tools
Comparing quilled shapes made with the needle tool and the slotted tool
In order to paper quill, a needle-like tool is required. A slotted tool is usually recommended to the paper quilling beginner because it is easier to roll paper with it. However, the slotted tool tends to crease the paper strips. Those who are more experienced in paper quilling may prefer the needle tool. Even though it is slightly more tricky to use, many crafters prefer the needle tool as it tends to result in a neater, crease-less paper roll.
Tools for paper quilling

Glue is another essential item on the supplies list. It is also helpful to have a pair of tweezers to handle the quilled pieces and a circle template to measure the coils with.

3. Basic shapes

Basic paper quilling shapes


The most basic shape of paper quilling is the rolled paper coil. By pinching and adjusting the tension of the paper coil, different quilled shapes are made. Some of the most basic paper quilling shapes are shown in the picture above.

4. A simple card idea

Paper Quilling card
Once you have practiced and are happy with your paper quilled shapes, it’s time to make something with them! You don’t need a lot of shapes to make something fun with paper quilling. Even the simplest of the quilled shapes can be used for a project. For example, in the card pictured above, five simple loose coils were used for the monkey’s juggling balls to make a fun greeting card.

5. Other creative applications

Paper Quilling card

Paper quilling is frequently used for making greeting cards or in wall art, like decorative canvases or framed art. Some folks even make wearable art-like earrings  out of their paper quilled shapes!


6. Resources

Paper quilling instructions and idea books can be found in many book stores. Some paper quilling books that were written for kids have great instructions that can be used for beginners of any ages. Even though they were intended for a young audience, children’s paper quilling books are not only easy to understand, they are usually filled with quick and easy projects that are great for any beginner.

7. Practice, practice, practice!

Paper quilling takes a lot of patience and a lot of practice but the results can be very rewarding. The more you practice, the better you will be at it.
Quilling Paper Types
Quilling paper is available on the consumer market in over 250 colors and dimensions. It can be divided into various categories, like solid colored Quilling paper, graduated Quilling paper, two-tone Quilling paper, acid free Quilling paper and other assorted parcels of Quilling paper. It is available in various dimensions, such as 1/8”, ¼” and 3/8 broad paper parcels.
Acid-Free Quilling paper
As the name clearly indicates this is a paper that is completely acid free. The quality makes it an outstanding choice for making scrapbooks, rubber stamping, and creating frames for pictures. It assures your project will last a lifetime, without any side effects on the framed picture or album.
Graduated Quilling Papers
This type of paper provides an exceptional look to decorative quilling projects. The edges have a solid color that gradually fades to white. When using a graduated paper, a quilling ring begins with a dark shade but ends up being faded to a lighter side. On the contrary, some graduated papers begin as white, or a lighter shade, and then slowly fades into a solid, darker color. 
Two-Tone Quilling Papers
This is another important type of quilling paper. It is quite similar to the graduated quilling paper in its use. The look consists of a concrete color on one side and comparatively lighter color on the other side. With two-tone paper the color remains same, however the intensity of color is different. The main use of this quilling paper is to provide a desired level of softness to the quilled subject. It possesses the capacity to quill many papers in a single spiral.

Market Potential

These are widely valued and acknowledged for its dimensional accurate, best quality and durable. Our ranges of these are available in a various types and forms of size and thickness as per the client’s requirement.

Secrets To Quilling Success-

"Why Learn Paper Quilling?"


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Discover a New Skill – Quilling is a skill you can learn and will stay with!
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Scrapbooking or Card Making Embellishments – Quilling makes beautiful embellishments for scrapbooking and card making that really will help to jazz up your creations and make them stand out!
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Great Family Activity – Your family will love spending quality time with you choosing quilling patterns and embellishments, and discovering how to make their own creations! Children especially love Quilling!
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Inexpensive – In these times of economic uncertainty, cost is important to most families, and this is an activity that costs pennies to create! And you probably have most of the supplies already at home!
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Envy of the Friends – We all want to showcase our creativity and Quilling is a fantastic way to create crafts that others will think you spent tons of time and energy to create!
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Home Business Income – Supplement your family income during hard economic times by learning how to sell your quilled creations at craft fairs and online with my tips and ideas to profiting from your Quilling craft skills!

For more details:-
http://www.craftsuppliesindia.in/quilling-craft.html
http://makezine.com/craft/quilling-101/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VP7ng5w-9wY

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Start a Umbrella Manufacturing Unit



Start a Umbrella Manufacturing Unit

 Umbrella is required to protect people from heat and rains during summer and rainy seasons respectively. Summer months in India are harsh, due to this elder and women are using umbrella to protect themselves.
The umbrellas are generally manufactured manually by assembling various items such as cloth, using needle and threads etc. and by stitching final shapes are made.

History and Use of the Umbrella

Umbrellas and parasols have been used by human civilization for thousands of years. Today, the item continues to be made, and millions of people utilize umbrellas on a daily basis. The use of umbrellas can provide many benefits, like sun protection for health purposes. Provided below is information about the history, uses, and types of umbrellas.

When Was the Umbrella Invented?

The exact origination date of umbrellas is unknown. Historians believe that parasols, which were not water resistant, were first constructed of leaves in ancient Egypt more than 3,000 years ago. The first umbrellas are said to have been invented in China in the 11th century BC. In Ancient Greece, parasols became women's fashion statements in the 5th century BC. More recent history dictates that umbrellas became commonly used in 17th and 18th century Europe.

What Are the Common Uses for Umbrellas?

Umbrellas are most commonly used to protect people from rain. This item is also used to shield individuals from sunlight. The protection that umbrellas can provide from Ultraviolet (UV) rays offers health benefits for many. Several people bring umbrellas to the beach as a form of protection from excessive sun. Commonly, parasols are used for patio and outdoor tables as a sunshade. Umbrellas may also be used for style purposes. Fashion designers have regularly created fashionable and functional umbrellas for consumers to purchase.

Umbrella Manufacturing Process-


A. RAW & AUXILIARY MATERIALS-

The major raw materials are those required for manufacturing umbrella ribs and fittings. These are mild steel, spring steel, steel strips and steel wires. Nylon cloth of different colours is also major raw material. Auxiliary materials required by the plant include plastic granules, eyelets, sewing thread, electro-plating chemical and corrugated paper box.

B. UTILITIES

Electricity and water are the major utilities required by the plant.

A. TECHNOLOGY

1. Production Process

Four major sub-processes are required in order to manufacture umbrella. These are:-

a) Cutting and Straightening Wires

The wire is first cut to the required length on "wine straightening and cutting machine". This machine performs two operations simultaneously. It cuts the wires to the length and straightens it.

b) Head Cutting and Punching

After the wires are cut and straightened, the ends are flattened on "horizontal head former machine". The flattened ends are now punched with hole to form the 'hinge type'. The middle of the longer wire is also similarly flattened and drilled to accommodate the end of shorter wire.
c) Balls Making and Assembly

The hinges that are made with the help of special joints are now assembled together to from the hinges. The backs are of small and big circlips, bent and rounded, ends flattened.

d) Polishing and Electro-Plating or Painting
After the ribs and fittings are assembled, they are polished. The parts are either electroplated or painted according to the type of design and requirements.

Variety of Umbrellas-

The Complete Umbrella Buying Guide
Enjoying the great outdoors, whether it is on an excursion into the wilderness or simply a stroll around the block, can be relaxing and improve one’s health. However, nothing spoils a trip outdoors like being caught unprepared in inclement weather. A sudden downpour can ruin a day as quick as it takes for hair to get frizzy. But the sun can be a culprit too, beating down with UV rays and causing excessive heat and sunburns. Luckily there is an accessory that can help to protect from both of these things, and most people own one already: an umbrella. Carrying the perfect umbrella, even for those people who live in geographies with near-perfect weather, means being prepared for any weather condition. Even luckier still, umbrellas are available virtually everywhere, from convenience stores looking to capitalize on gloomy days to department stores to online shops of all types. Finding a durable, affordable, and stylish umbrella has never been easier.

Rain Umbrellas










When most people think of umbrellas, they think of rain umbrellas. These umbrellas have waterproof canopies that are designed to protect whoever carries them from rain. While it may seem like a very basic accessory, there are actually many different types of rain umbrellas, some of which may be differentially suitable to certain situations or certain personalities.

Full-Sized Umbrellas

At one time, a full-sized umbrella was the only kind that was available. These umbrellas have either a stick or a cane handle that does not fold up and remains at full height at all times. Because of this, full-sized umbrellas sometimes double as walking sticks. Usually, the canopy of this type of umbrella offers a significant amount of coverage and can be very durable. However, because the umbrella does not fold or collapse, it can be rather cumbersome to carry. People who would prefer an umbrella to slip into a briefcase or purse will not prefer a full-sized umbrella. However, for dressy occasions where there is a chance of rain, it can be a classy choice.

Compact Umbrella

In general, compact umbrellas enjoy more popularity today than  their full-sized counterparts. These umbrellas have a handle and support that collapses or folds into itself when the user collapses the canopy. This construction means that it is easy to carry a compact umbrella when it is not in use and to have it handy for when the weather might turn unexpectedly. Despite the fact that compact umbrellas may be a bit less durable than full-sized umbrellas, those that are made with nickel or fiberglass rather than aluminum will stand up very well to the elements.

Shedrain Compact Umbrella

Shedrain is a company that has specialized in making all types of umbrellas since the 1940’s. Originating the Pacific Northwest in the U.S., the company has a good understanding of what it takes to be protected from downpours as well as drizzles, which shows in all Shedrain umbrellas. Shedrain compact umbrellas, like the Shedrain Windjammer, are a testament to this fact. They are well-constructed and also generally affordable. The Windjammer series is specially vented to allow wind to pass through. The vents keep the umbrella from turning inside out, thereby rendering it useless. These umbrellas are also compact enough to put into a purse and have at the ready.

Bubble Umbrellas

Bubble umbrellas may look a bit different to people who are used to traditional canopy umbrellas, but they actually serve an important purpose. A bubble umbrella is designed so that whoever is carrying it can actually cover his or her entire head. The umbrella’s canopy is transparent so as to allow for visibility. This means that carrying a bubble umbrella will keep the head (and hairstyle) dry much better than most traditional umbrellas. Some bubble umbrellas have only a band of transparent plastic for visibility while others are transparent all over for maximum peripheral vision.

Totes Bubble Umbrella

Totes is another brand that has made it their business to protect people from the weather. The company offers a line of Totes umbrellas, along with rain boots, hats, and scarves. Totes bubble umbrellas are particularly popular with women due to how well they protect hair and purses from rain and wind. These umbrellas come in a variety of designs, with some being completely transparent and others sporting fun, quirky designs around the bottom of the umbrella’s canopy. These bubble umbrellas are not expensive, so they make a whimsical and an affordable solution for bad weather.

Designer Rain Umbrella

There are some people for whom a generic umbrella simply will not do. For this population, there is a surprising variety of designer rain umbrellas available that offer high fashion style along with waterproof protection. Of course, these designer umbrellas are a good deal more expensive than some of the other, more common varieties but for those people who must maintain their label loyalty, they may be the preferable choice.

Burberry Umbrella

Burberry is an iconic London fashion label that is perhaps best known for its chic and timeless trench coats. However, they also make a line of Burberry umbrellas that feature their classic plaid design. A Burberry umbrella can be a considerable investment. Clearly, this is not an accessory that everyone can afford, but for the right person it can be a dream.

Sun Umbrella

Of course, rain is not the only reason that a person may need an  umbrella. The same structure that is effective in protecting people from moisture can also help to block out the sun’s punishing rays. While some users may be content with a sun umbrella that is simply a repurposed rain umbrella, other users may prefer their sun umbrellas to be entirely different contraptions made from different materials.

Patio Umbrella

Patio umbrellas are a necessity for any patio or outdoor seating area. These tall umbrellas are much different from umbrellas that are carried by hand. Patio umbrellas can be mounted in permanent stands in the ground or they can be portable so that they may be moved with the sun to provide constant shade. They are usually made from specially treated canvas so that they can effectively shade people while also offering protection in case of rain.

Beach Umbrella 

The beach is a place where people make themselves especially susceptible to UV rays and sunburn. With so much skin on display, a proper beach umbrella coupled with sunscreen is the best way to protect against sunburn and other harmful effects. Large beach umbrellas should be able to be anchored in the sand easily and cover substantial territory with their shade. Some beach umbrellas will clamp onto a beach chair, which can be convenient and prevent them from falling or blowing away.

Parasol 

Parasol is a fancy name for a sun umbrella that is carried by hand. Parasols are designed to provide shade and usually are not waterproof, so they are ineffective as rain umbrellas. However, keeping the face shaded from direct sunlight can be helpful in preventing sun damage and the associated premature aging. Decorative lace parasols have become a popular accessory for outdoor weddings, both for brides and for guests who may find themselves sitting in the sun for long periods.

   MARKET POTENTIAL
There exists demand for umbrellas in almost all parts of the country. Various types and colours of umbrellas are available to cater to all sections of people

Assumptions/remarks
 Optimum working capital cycle has been considered for calculating the requirements. Raw materials shall be procured from local areas and quotations, wherever applicable may be obtained.
 The cost of project will vary in different States & Regions.
 It is assumed that the products have good demand, and the promoters have sound experience in the relevant fields.

  For more details:-
  http://www.ebay.com/gds/The-Complete-Umbrella-Buying-Guide-/10000000177631097/g.html
  http://nstfdc.nic.in/userfiles/umbrella_manufact.pdf
 www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Eye4C8mviQ