I've been wanting to have a go at dip dyed feathers for a while, and this week I finally tried some out with a bright pink dye I'd bought. I wasn't quite sure what to do with them at first. They looked pretty stood in a little pot, but I wanted to use them in something a bit more decorative and thought I'd try a wall hanging. I love how it looks with just the coloured ends, and the various shades of pink where some feathers have picked up the dye better than others.
You will need:
White feathers (I used a mix of found and bought ones)
Bowl for mixing the dye
A stick or piece of wooden dowling
First dip dye the feathers. Using a small-ish bowl, mix up a some of the fabric dye with some warm water. Dip the end of the feathers into the dye and hold for a few seconds. Lay the feathers to dry on some old newspaper or kitchen towel, to protect the surface underneath.
Once the feathers have dried, attach a small length of string by wrapping it around the ends of the feathers. I tied a feather to each end of the string, and then wrapped it around the wooden dowling.
To finish, tie another piece of string to each end of the dowling for hanging. x