January 15, 2002 at 6:40 am #19636
Oh Tom 🙂
Thank you for sharing the info on the Royal Palm Turkey feathers.
I did a google “image” search and it came up with some beautiful pictures. They even had images of a couple NA masks made with them.
Those are just beautiful and the bird is very handsome with his feathers all spread and proud.January 15, 2002 at 6:40 am #19648
hey Barb, glad that you liked the point of interest, these birds are really a treasure, better than anything that can be painted, etc.January 15, 2002 at 6:40 am #19794
Hello Tom, Linda and all.
This is my first time to post and thrilled to make contact. If the cape project is coming along thought I could possibly help. I have a Pottery company and we use a lot of feathers to burn on to the finished works. So i have a good source for wholesale feathers. If you want to get the feathers in the wild then just disregard. Retail they are costly but I can get them wholesale. I have turkey tail feathers (a hand full) and will send them to whoever is constructing the capes etc. There are all types of feathers available but probably not the rare types you have discussed. There are some with natural colors like mccaw(sp?) and all sorts of dyed colors.
Now about construction. I have helped make a Old Time Sioux roach and wondered if the way the porcupine quills are attached could work to attach the feathers to the cape. Also the way we make shalls is similar not to mention tobacco ties. Anyway the use of half hitch for attatchment is used for all three of these.
The way you wish to proceed may be so different and if you have any samples or come up with a solution I would love to know. Here is my thoughts on problem solving attachment of feathers.
If the quill had a half hitch wrapped around it bend about an inch to hold the loop to the quill and then attach to the mesh the same as fringe for a shall. I am a visual person and suspect this verbal explination may not compute but I could make a small sample of what I am talking about and send with the turkey feathers and other samples of feathers I have on hand.
My spiritual tradition is Lakota but my blood is mixed and have sent a request for my history on this site. 4 of my great greats are from Nottoway, Prince Edward County starting in 1750 so I am in search of them. Also my Elders say the tradition I live came from your area. There is a connection.
Come back to me if any of the above is of interest.
JanetteJanuary 15, 2002 at 6:40 am #19799
hey janette, thanx for posting, anything that you can help with would be great.
I think that you are on the right track with this, there are other members that will reply and I hope to see something finished this summer.
One big issue is that I live in Canada and other members live in the USA, so shipping materials around for me is awkward, however for you folks in the USA it should be fairly easy.
Any way thanx for posting and a very warm welcome to you.January 15, 2002 at 6:40 am #19801
Thanks for the warm welcome. Shipping from me to outside the US is not a porblem as we ship pottery everywhere from New Zeland to France and here in the USA. But if you have trouble getting things to us then we will have to deal. I Live in the 4 corners on the Colorado side.(where New Mexico/ Arazona/Utah and Colorado meet).
Will be opening new studio and store in Taos and maybe Hot Springs South Dakota some time this year. There are several artists in my circle and will ask around for other ideas.
JanetteJanuary 15, 2002 at 6:40 am #19872
This is most awsome of you! Thank you for helping out. I wish we still had our wholesale/retail liscence, it would come in so handy. Tom, I’ll have to check out those feathers you spoke of. I haven’t gotten to that yet! Lynella.January 15, 2002 at 6:40 am #19873
Thanks for your kindness. We will see if any of the feathers will work. I ask Tom if he thought the latch hook rug system would work for attaching the feathers to mesh. The system is almost like fringe on a shawl just more rows. They can be as close of far apart as you want depending on the weave of the mesh.
Where is Bailey????
janetteJanuary 15, 2002 at 6:40 am #19898
You know, the latch hook method could be a way. I hadn’t thought of that! There are a lot of ways it could be done. I think, as authentic as possible would be ideal, for the purpose or goal, if you will. But, yes, that is a very good idea.
Oh, Bailey is in the mountains of Colorado. My family moved here from Indiana, I think in the early 1940’s.
Well, I’m glad you’re with us, and I hope to see you around a whole bunch! Love & Light, Lynella.January 15, 2002 at 6:40 am #23769
refreshingJanuary 15, 2002 at 6:40 am #25757
I was re-reading some old posts tonight and I ran across the one that mentioned the “Mountain Cherokee Upright Loom’ pictures that you were going to share. Did you ever post them? I don’t remember seeing them.
Thanks. BarbJanuary 15, 2002 at 6:40 am #25779
No I have not put this up here yet, I am so far behind in poosting images that it’s not true, hopefully soon though!
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