Curled and Gathered Plume
|Sample provided by Lynn McMasters|
This project was based on a vintage feather ornament owned by a student. She had asked Lynn about it in a previous class, and Lynn was able to determine how it was made.
Once the fronds were (mostly) encased in ribbon, the quill was curved and the ribbon sewn with a gathering stitch and gathered. Warning – if you sew through sticky tape, your needle will get all gummed up. I ended up with an uneven running stitch, a gummed up needle and the feather equivalent of “messy ponytail”.
To Be Continued:
|Example by Lynn McMasters|
Lynn did provide some burnt feathers and turkey flats dyed to match. She described how to strip the turkey flats (after the pompom we were all pros at stripping feathers) and sandwich the tip of the burned ostrich feather. I can’t wait to make this, I think the end result is really unusual, but would look great on my 20’s style cloche hats or on a fascinator.