How To Make a Yarn Feather

Designer: Jenny Kolenda

Make your own unique collection of beautiful feathers using yarn and wire.

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1.Use a glue stick to apply glue to end of an 9″-long piece of 18-gauge green cloth-covered florist’s wire. Secure yarn approximately 1″ from wire end on glued area. Wrap yarn tightly around the wire to cover the 1″ end.

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2. When wire end is reached, begin wrapping yarn back to beginning; continue wrapping toward opposite end of wire. Apply glue to opposite end, wrap yarn over glue, and then back about 1/2″ from end. Glue end in place and trim yarn end.

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3. Cut seventy-five 3″-long pieces of yarn. Tie one length of yarn onto the yarn-wrapped wire, approximately 2″ from one end.

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4. Continue tying tightly spaced yarn lengths onto the wire until the wire is covered to the tip; leaving the 2″ end uncovered.

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5. Pour liquid starch onto a disposable rimmed plate. Soak the yarn-wrapped wire in the liquid starch until thoroughly wet.

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6. Remove from liquid starch, squeeze out excess, and lay the soaked wrapped yarn on plastic wrap. Shape into a feather. Let the feather dry until very stiff.

 

 

Turn these feathers into a wreath with our instructions here.

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