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Title: Looking for raw or dyed quills
Post by: Pat B on May 07, 2019, 09:03:41 am
As said above I'm gonna attempt to try my hand at quill work. I got a book and watched Becca Parker do some quill work at the Classic. I found out raw quills are a bit expensive just to see if I want to get serious about it. If I do get serious about it I will buy some but for now I just need enough to get started.  I generally have lots of stuff to trade.
Title: Re: Looking for raw or dyed quills
Post by: Ed Brooks on May 07, 2019, 10:40:23 am
Sorry, I donít have any but thought Iíd share this. To collect quills from rd kill. Drop the dead porky pine in a styrofoam cooler, roll it around inside cooler. The quills stick in the foam, then just dump porky back out.  Good luck! Ed
Title: Re: Looking for raw or dyed quills
Post by: Pat B on May 07, 2019, 11:23:12 am
If we had porcupine I'd do that, Ed but they live farther north than I do. Great idea though.
Title: Re: Looking for raw or dyed quills
Post by: Hawkdancer on May 07, 2019, 05:35:33 pm
Pat,
I will check my quill work box and see how many will be available.  I'm not doing much quillwork lately!
Hawkdancer
Title: Re: Looking for raw or dyed quills
Post by: Hawkdancer on May 07, 2019, 05:37:36 pm
May have to carry an extra styrofoam cooler to the hills next trip!  A burlap sack helps, too.
Hawkdancer
Title: Re: Looking for raw or dyed quills
Post by: chamookman on May 07, 2019, 10:05:36 pm
Crazy Crow carries them also Pat  (=) - Bob.
Title: Re: Looking for raw or dyed quills
Post by: Pat B on May 08, 2019, 03:59:21 am
Bob, I've check out Crazy Crow. I'm trying to find some to play around with. If I decide to continue on I will buy from them. For now I just need a small amount to get started with.
 Sure missed you guys at the classic. Hopefully next year.  :OK
Title: Re: Looking for raw or dyed quills
Post by: Ed Brooks on May 08, 2019, 02:42:06 pm
Pm sent
Title: Re: Looking for raw or dyed quills
Post by: High-Desert on May 10, 2019, 07:18:41 am
I killed one last spring, and took the quills, and roasted it over a spit. Not as much meat as I would have thought.  I use a rag to collect the quills. Didnít get too many, but I can check and see what I have if you canít find any.