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<mtnmike>
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quilling huh? ain't never been porkupined afore,reckon it smarts like this awl?
 
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It's not fun when you get poked. Ya have to be careful it comes out straight and doesn't leave something in the wound.

LD


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Porcupine quills are hollow, and filled with air. Cut the ends off the quills, it will relax the barb on the end of the quills, spin it while pulling it out helps a bunch. It still hurts like @#$& though.


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Booshway
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Mike - you can download William Orchard's seminal book on quillwork for free - here
https://archive.org/details/techniqueofporc00orch
I'd also recommend Jean Heinbuch's book -
A Quillwork Companion: An Illustrated Guide to Techniques of Porcupine Quill Decoration
http://www.amazon.com/Quillwor...ration/dp/0943604257
she will walk you through the whole process, including collecting quills properly and has a good list of natural dyes to use.

I do quite a bit of quillwork and seldom stick myself - you can clip both end of the quills but only one end is really necessary.




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<mtnmike>
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GrayWolf,,Thank you for the links Big Grin,,, now if you don't want those pictured laying around Confused let me give you my address Big Grin
 
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You're welcome Mike. As for laying around they are long gone to their new owners...


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<mtnmike>
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I can certainly see why Wink
 
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Booshway
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Chuck, that's just like the sheath you made for me isn't it?



By golly, I believe it IS mine.. Big Grin

 
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Booshway
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Yes it is Ron....


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Booshway
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That is absolutely beautiful work.


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Booshway
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Gorgeous


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Zowie Chuck, your work is absolutely fabulous! I have always appreciated seeing traditional quill art. Been tempted several times to give this craft a try, but like a lot of things, never find time. Almost stopped the truck last fall to recycle one of the many road kill porkies I have encountered. Too many flies on that one! Maybe the next will be fresher.
 
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Man that is sick, and by sick, I mean absolutely some of the best work I have ever seen!!!

Pretty sure I don't have the patience or talent to learn.

Breathtaking!!


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Booshway
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Wow, that is talent.
 
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