Feathers and leaves have revealed their magic to me in the last few weeks. Jude Hill of Spirit Cloth has been gathering feathers...she has the goal of a 1000 feathers. After a month and a half of gathering feathers from around the world, the number is 282. Jude has a tutorial here on how to make her Magic Feather...and how to send them on to her.
I made and sent two pieces to her with the total of five feathers. The first photo shows one that I sewed free hand...no pattern, straight from my head. I am unabashedly proud of that one.
Jude's magic feather made it to, two pieces of cloth that I saved for many years. You can read about them here.
"So, what do leaves have to do with this story?" You might ask. Don't they look a little like feathers?
There is so much to tell you and to show you. Please come back and take a look. See you in a few days.