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    Feather Craft
    by Guest
    Hi everyone,

    Here I am again with a question. Everyone was so helpful with the yoke pattern question, I decided to try another one.
    How do you straighten out feathers. Not the left and right bends but the front and back big bows that some feathers have. Unless they are straightened...
    03-28-2002, 03:57 AM
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    Straightening Feathers
    by Guest
    Hey, I have some eagle feathes that have a slight curve in the quill. I was wondering if and how I could straighten them, and use them after that as a tail fan? I have a "fake" tail fan, but would like a real one as well ( Yes I know how to make the fan) just need some advice on the feathers...
    07-08-2003, 01:52 PM
  • buenagurl05
    trying to make a gustowe...HELP! :)
    by buenagurl05
    Hello All,
    Well as you read from the title...i am making my son his outfit and and the last thing i need is his problem: i dont know how...i've been told to ash wood...but was wondering if anyne has any tips on the process or kind of a " how- to" sort of thing. My son...
    07-31-2009, 01:46 PM
  • Nashoba
    Steamy Feathers
    by Nashoba
    I've beaded fans, but this is the first time to make a fan from the feathers to the beadwork. Someone from way down South gave me a lot of Macaw feathers from the Andes. All they told me to do was steam them and wrap 'em up they said. Help with steaming and wrapping? I don't understand any websites...
    10-18-2004, 03:10 AM
  • scottlollar
    "Mandan" Headdress
    by scottlollar
    Forgive me if I use the name it is commonly known by, but I don't know the actual name of the style of headdress. Most comonly, I've seen paintings of Cheyenne & Mandan warriors wearing them.
    My question is how would you go about making one? A bonnet blank, like you could use for a warbonnet?...
    06-28-2003, 10:10 PM



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