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

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Love this idea. Simple and brilliant!

Creating A Simpler Life

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.


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.

Tony Blakeney

August 23, 2019

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

Melvin Dunn

August 24, 2019

Lovely * 🙂


February 12, 2020

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