Things to do with chicken feathers

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by CariLynn, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. CariLynn

    CariLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of the hobbies in my life is driving a team of Percheron draft mares in a club that does pleasure driving on estates that others open up to us for the day. When we go, we must dress nice and casual is nice dress pants for woman, a nice blouse and a hat. So, because I need hat for a more casual yet go with everything days, I called a lady who makes my hats and this is what she came up with. I sent her a baggy of chicken feathers I collected when they molted, so it is from several different hens, my roo Chief contributed a few of his tail feathers:

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    And here is my team, Trixie and Smoke, on our restored Thornhill freight wagon that took me 8 weeks of hard work to do. My husband did help me do some of the fine painting and another friend helped with some technical restoration of the under carriage and brake system.

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    Last edited: Apr 16, 2011
  2. turney31

    turney31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Absolutely beautiful, hat and team, you go girl!
     
  3. RoeDylanda

    RoeDylanda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lovely hat, lovelier team! I love those big heavy horses. [​IMG]
     
  4. MetalSmitten

    MetalSmitten Chillin' With My Peeps

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    those are gorgeous horses [​IMG] and what a lovely hat! love the way the tail feather looks in the bunch, she did a nice job arranging them.
     
  5. juliette2009

    juliette2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I LOVE THAT HAT!

    Juliette
     
  6. k.cebula32

    k.cebula32 Out Of The Brooder

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    my friend Anna is an artist and makes crazy funky fun hair peices and hats like that..is there anyway that you could continue collecting feathers and I'll either buy them from you or trade you some other type of hair peices! We usually go pick up feathers from her own chickens but we have so many people wanting things that we're running out of feathers!
     
  7. 10 point

    10 point country boy

    Feb 19, 2011
    LaFayette, NY
    [​IMG] [​IMG] one for the hat and one for the horses
     

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