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Old 04-04-2005, 05:58 PM   #33
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[QUOTE=sugarcrm]I only done 1 piece with quill. I had'nt picked up any after that I HOPE you can teach me how to do it without stressing lol, what size quills? thanks Sugar
Hey There,,,the first thing is get quills that are all the same size and all the same lenght, just like beading you want to stay with the same size, so if you get a porky sort the quills before you even think of your next project. Quills are worth their weight in gold so to speak. Just price them. They sell for about 18.- for a hundred quills. I now ship them out in bags of about 2500 at a time for friends.
Once you have the quills sorted try and get a bunch that are the same size as a wooden tooth pick, leave the ends on for dying. After dying with ends on the quill doesn't collapse. The bigger quills without ends shrivel after dying,,,opps!!! The quills can be used on jewelery like regular beads. On clothing the ends can be folded under and hidden. On birch bark if you want to do it that way, draw a pattern on the piece and with a sewing needle that is a bit bigger than the quill punch holesat the edge of the pattern and stick the quills throughfrom both ends, then fold over and cut of the excess. Once you have the pattern done, just add the same shape of birch bark backing and that will hide the tips. Just tell me what you are missing and I will be glad to help.

By the way I am about to start looking for road kill porkies again!!!
If you need more details get in touch with me!!
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