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Ancient art: How to make a feather paintbrush ~ by WoodlandsTV

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Caroline Nicolay guides you through the ancient technique of how to make your very
own paintbrush using just a feather.

A film for woodlands.co.uk by Rose Dunster and Emily George

Posted in: Uncategorised ~ On: 23 August, 2019

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7 comments so far

Creating A Simpler Life
August 23, 2019

Love this idea. Simple and brilliant!

August 23, 2019

Waste of a good feather, most of that could be used for fletching!

August 23, 2019

I'd love to see the video making pigments tbh. Finding ANY tutorial online without gum arabique is impossible, and I am quite certain that prior to the 1700's we had ink and paints, but damned if I can find a modern example using early European methods.

Tony Blakeney
August 23, 2019

Fletching is made by first stripping the thicker sections of a feather (not the tip) from the pinna. Done carefully, this technique could yield both.

Melvin Dunn
August 24, 2019

Excellent. Thank you. I will keep watching as you put up more teachings.

February 12, 2020

Lovely * 🙂

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