Feathers are very important in the Native American community. We give and receive feathers from each other and from our feathered brothers.
We use these feathers in ceremonies and as part of our regalia. In order to protect the quills of the feathers, we will sometimes bead on them.
The easiest beading technique for a quill is peyote stitch.
This pattern features a Turtle motif. Turtle medicine can be very helpful to call upon. It reminds us to slow down and look where we are.
The one-page pattern features a full color graph-style beading chart, color key with suggested delica bead counts, a color photo of the finished piece and instructions on preparing your feather quill for beading.
The finished quill will be approximately 3 inches long. The beader should be familiar with the step-up technique used in tubular even-count peyote stitch.
- Approximate Finished size:
- creates a 3 inch long tube on the quill
- Supplies Used:
- Delica seed beads
- Tubular Even-count Peyote
- Pages to Print:
- Skill Level:
- Advanced Beginner/Intermediate
(beader should be familiar with the step-up technique)