Peacock Feathers as wearable art? HE…
I have been asked to sew a Show Jacket using real PEACOCK FEATHERS to decorate the garment. HELP! How can I do this? Does any one have any ideas for me? How can feathers be attached to a garment? Glue? Fusing? Hand Stitching? What else???
I am an accomplished seamstress and I regularly make highly decorated Show Garments which have been ordered over the Internet. I just havn’t yet done any peacock feathers. But,I do intend to meet this challenge too. And thank you for your help.
How cool! I would try the handstitching first, in a color to blend with the spine of the feather. Depending on the type of fabric, and if it will ever be worn again, firing up the hot glue gun would be another option
*I would try a fine tulle and lay over the feather and fabric. Then, stitching on the tulle around the feather to keep it in place. It may diffuse the colors a bit, but it would keep it in place. jd
*Hi, I made a Queen Amidala feathered head-dress for my daughter last Halloween. I machine stitched (wide zig-zag) dyed turkey feathers to buckram.You might try stitching a length at the bottom of the quill of the peacock feathers to a strip of buckram to provide some support (so the feather doesn't flop over), and then stitch the buckram (perhaps covered with a decorative fabric) to the garment, so that you distribute the weight of the feather.
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