I was quite fascinated that one could achieve such intricate and ornate looking designs simply by coiling paper strips and squishing them into various shapes.
On a recent trip to a scrapbooking shop I spied some quilling kits and decided to take the plunge. I bought a kit from "Quilled Creations" titled "Elegant Floral Cards" (which included quilling paper, quilling instructions, 6 Oval Cutout Cards and 6 envelopes). I also bought a slotted tool and a needle tool. Quilling tools and quilling paper are relatively inexpensive, and so far I have found the craft to be quite rewarding.
I did struggle a bit to group and glue quilled shapes together to form, for example, the orchid's petals. I also found it difficult to make the stems, but I'm sure these things will become easier with practice. Here is the Sunflower and Orchid card that I've made (using the kit):