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How to Straighten and Trimm Feathers – Craft Tutorial

Turkey feathers are naturally curved. To make them look like Eagle feathers it is necessary to flatten the feather quill without damaging the feather blade. In our example here we will use commercially dyed white turkey wing feathers. There are a number of methods used by crafters over the years...

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How to Make a Native American Hand Drum

Watch the video below to learn how to make a Native American Hand Drum. Video produced by Noc Bay. Learn to make more Native American Crafts in our Craft Tutorials. Copyright: 2005 by Loren Woerpel, Noc Bay Publishing, Inc.

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How To Make Your Own Bead Loom

By Robyn Rokar I just made myself 4 looms over the weekend and had the foresight to take some pics. It's a very simple loom...no need to mess with screws,nails, etc.... Supply list: 1" x 4" board, wide Strapping tape I bought a 8 foot board and had the lumber...

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How to Make Porcupine Quill Earrings – Craft Tutorial

Porcupine quills were used by Native people of the Great Lakes area as decorating materials long before the introduction of seed beads by the European traders. This seemed to be true where ever this animal was found in the wooded areas of the northern continent. Quills were dyed colors with...

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How to Make a Feather Hair Clip – Craft Tutorial

This project uses the new popular hair clip as the way to fasten feathers in your hair. Small domesticated bird feathers can be used for the feathers. These are from farm grey goose. Materials needed: 2 feathers that face the same direction 8 Pony size 5/0 beads 8 4mm metal...

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Making Regalia – Straight Dress Making

On this episode of Making Regalia with Juaquin Lonelodge, he has special guest Terra Houska. Terra introduces viewers to the fundamentals of straight dress making. The follow-up episode will show Juaquin and Terra constructing all the pieces in sequence. Stay tuned for that one! Making Regalia - Show 5 of...

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Free Email Series: What to Expect at Your First Pow Wow