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  • Feather Work Help Needed

    Can someone give us some help or a how to on feahter work? I have an idea on how to start, just not sure.... thats all;)

    Thanks for your time and replies:)

  • #2
    What are you trying to do with the feather?

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    • #3
      Just add a bit of decoration to the bottom of the feather, then add some threadwork.... trying to get a bit creative;)

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Tahemet
        Just add a bit of decoration to the bottom of the feather, then add some threadwork.... trying to get a bit creative;)
        I have done some pretty good feather work, at least my 4 year old tells me "good job daddy" so with that I fished a very nice feather for my sole pot. It is wraped with medicine wheel colors, then it has white and red yarn down the shaft at the end it has deer hair (deer clan) covered with a brain tanned dot. I will get pictures up as soon as I can. It is done in traditional eastern style. If you like the look of it I will tell you how I was taught.
        one of my favorite quotes:

        "What we do in life.
        Follows us into eternity"

        (Gladiator)

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        • #5
          Brain Tan

          Silent Quiver, I noticed you mentioned a brain tan dot. Would you know where I can purchase a piece of brain tanned hide. I just need about a square foot?

          Any help or directions would be appreciated. I need to restore someones medicine pouch that was destroyed in a house flood

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          • #6
            I decorate them too. Take a slender piece of cedar and drill a hole in it and insert the feather shaft part way(like a drinking straw. Then cover the cedar and feather edge with leather. Cover the leather with bead work. These can be left as is or then mounted on barrette clips with strands of trailing beads. On the other end you can mount claws with the hair on them. I usually add different fur strands around the base and then again near the feather start. These can be for hats as well. Or smudge feathers. Talking feathers have a longer piece of cedar.
            Listen to my heart, not just my mouth! The most powerfull thing we can do is,,,share,,, if we don't it dies with us.

            It is the year of the bear, I am sharpening my claws and will no longer tollerate harrassment.

            Born in Winnipeg raised in the Pikwakanagan, Deutschland was never home! Army brat that had no choice in a parents duties to home and country. I Too Serve our flag and work for the uniform.
            Stand behind our troops or stand IN FRONT of them.

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            • #7
              So I take it you dont know where I can purchase a piece of braintanned hide?

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              • #8
                I barter for mine, sorry I don't have any right now otherwise I would gladly give it free to you! It will be deer hunting time very soon so there will be lots of hides again.
                Listen to my heart, not just my mouth! The most powerfull thing we can do is,,,share,,, if we don't it dies with us.

                It is the year of the bear, I am sharpening my claws and will no longer tollerate harrassment.

                Born in Winnipeg raised in the Pikwakanagan, Deutschland was never home! Army brat that had no choice in a parents duties to home and country. I Too Serve our flag and work for the uniform.
                Stand behind our troops or stand IN FRONT of them.

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                • #9
                  http://www.matoska.com/cgibin/gencat...=20&RS=11&NO=0

                  they have hides. LOL go to the browse catalog part . Look under leather an hides they have them there.
                  Better known an loved as Men~Nie Turtles !
                  Life is what you make it. Becareful what you give . You just might get it back!

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                  • #10
                    I will also check with a friend of mine I wont see them till next weekend at the pow wow . I will see what I can find there for you .
                    Better known an loved as Men~Nie Turtles !
                    Life is what you make it. Becareful what you give . You just might get it back!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Mariposa
                      So I take it you dont know where I can purchase a piece of braintanned hide?
                      http://eidnesfurs.com/

                      eidnes furs is very reasonable... very helpful on the phone

                      Tara

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                      • #12
                        Did you see the price of the claws,,, I can start singing
                        "I'm in the money"
                        Just empty my bins!:devil :D
                        Listen to my heart, not just my mouth! The most powerfull thing we can do is,,,share,,, if we don't it dies with us.

                        It is the year of the bear, I am sharpening my claws and will no longer tollerate harrassment.

                        Born in Winnipeg raised in the Pikwakanagan, Deutschland was never home! Army brat that had no choice in a parents duties to home and country. I Too Serve our flag and work for the uniform.
                        Stand behind our troops or stand IN FRONT of them.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Brain Tan

                          Originally posted by Mariposa
                          Silent Quiver, I noticed you mentioned a brain tan dot. Would you know where I can purchase a piece of brain tanned hide. I just need about a square foot?

                          Any help or directions would be appreciated. I need to restore someones medicine pouch that was destroyed in a house flood
                          Mariposa I have run out of all the hide that I had this year. But it is deer season here and I will have plenty of hides soon. Once I finish tanning them I will give you what you need to fix the medicine bag if you can wait that long? It will be about 1 - 2 months until they are finished.
                          one of my favorite quotes:

                          "What we do in life.
                          Follows us into eternity"

                          (Gladiator)

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                          • #14
                            Silent Quiver, I will wait for it. I've waited almost 7 months. whats another 2...lol

                            thank you...

                            p.s. check out my post about the shawls and dolls I make

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