Tutorial The shape is call a “vortex coil”. A talented quiller, Licia Politis, from Australia invented this new shape! It actually looks really cool when it’s done with a longer strip of paper (16 inches or longer), but I wanted to experiment with graduated papers. Graduated papers are only 12 inches in length and they fade from white to a color. I love the effect of this paper…but here’s my attempt with the vortex coil.