Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Paper Feathers

Aren't feathers beautiful things? 
Even the ones that are not brilliantly coloured or exotically shaped are just wonders of nature. I love looking at them really closely and drawing them and I have to stop myself picking up some of the manky ones on the ground. However those are fantastic for using with Gelli printing and I will do another post about that soon.

For today I wanted to show you some paper feathers that I have been making.

These are made with old book pages and vintage pattern paper. 

They have wire sandwiched in between the  layers so they can be twisted and shaped slightly. 

They are so delicate to look at but quite strong despite being made of paper. 

What do you think?


  1. The feathers are beautiful, Paula. Is it time for another workshop?

  2. Yes soon Stella, I'm working on the book at the moment which we are launching at the Festival of Quilts. I'm putting together a year of classes after that. In June I will be doing a Gelli printing workshop to print on paper and fabric. the Gelli plates are on order. xx

  3. Love these Paula, I must have a go at making some

    1. Its so easy and the results are so interesting Janet. Enjoy! x