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Craft ideas using chicken feathers? Post ideas & photos :)

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by poultrified, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. poultrified

    poultrified Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi BYC- I'm wanting some ideas on things I can make using chicken feathers. Alot of people make earrings, headbands and whatnot- I'm hoping anyone here can post on things that can be made. Over the past several months I've gathered many many loose feathers ( I have over 300 free range happy chickens on 14 acres & over 50 breeds!) It's getting cold up here and thinking of fun crafty stuff to do in spare time.. perhaps sell some online. Thanks guys- Hope to get lotsa photos and cool ideas!
     
  2. 15shenyl

    15shenyl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A friend at our church has me collect the feathers so he can make ties for fly fishing. After he makes them, he sell them, he keeps a few for him self. I also saw a cool wreath made of feathers, it was cool. I want to put some on the Christmas tree too, glitter and hooks.
     
  3. Red Barn Farms

    Red Barn Farms ~Friendly Fowl~

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    I've seen flowers made from feathers. They can be very beautiful in design. It does look as if if would be fun but require a lot of hard work and devotion to the craft. Here is a link with an image of a red rose made from feathers.

    http:[email protected]/1666807701/

    Many many years ago German table top Christmas trees were made of goose feathers.

    http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/2009/dec/17/feather-trees-tickle-collectors/

    Of course many Native American items are made of feathers from tourist items to very sacred items. Don't forget about the Indian Art and Craft Act of 1990 though.
     
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