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Make a Quill Pen - Drawing

"The 'Paper Crafted Daisy' was a great idea I could use to develop existing skills. I was able to create different variations of the daisy. I felt confident and proud of what Id made. Im going to send one to a friend whos ill to cheer her up."

Make a Quill: What will I need?

  • Large Feather 
  • Craft knife 
  • Cutting mat


Feathers: Can be bought from craft suppliers: turkey, goose and swan feathers are recommended.  You could also use a found feather. For example if you find a large seagull feather on a beach, however always thoroughly wash and disinfect a found feather before use. 


You can also use these instructions to cut a nib into other similar tubular items, such as a reed or straw.

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