I really wanted some nice feathers for more fascinators but as none was at hand I had to become inventive. I looked around and decided to try a white plastic straw and some coloured felt. I cut out two identical feather shapes from the felt. Then I made a bias cut in both ends of a straw and sewed the straw in between the two layers of felt so that one end of the straw protruded like a quill. I think the “feathers” look rather attractive. Here are some of the feathered fascinators I made:
These look awesome. I’m heading out in search of molting birds!
And I’m smiling thinking of you sneaking up on a dozing feathered friend. 😀
No molting bird will be safe in our neighborhood, although if we head to the beach, I can pick up quite a few sea gull feathers without spilling any blood!