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Leaping Lizards :

Do you buy your flowers already parried, or do you parry them yourself ? The process of "parrying" seems to drive the price of the feathers sky high, as it is obviously time consuming. I would really like to get some tips from someone on how to parry feathers myself. So far, all my searching on the net has come up empty on this.....

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I found a copy of the book "The Magic of Riedel" for 29.95 at the wonderwarehouse web site.
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The feathers we used were not parried, they were pre-dyed floral feathers.
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Leaping Lizard :

Did you have any problem with breakage of the flower petals ? I have been told by some that the feathers should be parried to avoid them snapping at the quill. It would sure be cheaper to use non-parried feathers.

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No, the feathers we used were quite springy- Here and there a feather broke. but that is not oft the case... Of course you also don;t stroke the feathres the wrong way, so to speak.
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Email me I have sourece of making feather flower
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On 2005-12-29 21:43, Michael Baker wrote:
I suspect the whole thing may need to be dismantled first. Assuming you have one color for the blooms (possibly with a contrasting center) and then green foliage, you'd want to avoid one dye bleeding onto other areas.

Although I've never tried it, you may get fairly decent results with an acid dye (like you'd use for Easter eggs), because it will be applied to an organic material (feathers).

Should be a fairly messy undertaking and probably best tackled when you have exhausted many other possible hobbies.

Thanks Michael. I will try it out.
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Well, if the bouquet is unusable at this point, the worst you might do is make a mess. If it doesn't work, consider stripping the old feathers, and rebuilding (if you're so inclined to torture yourself! Ha!). It can be a tedious process, and expensive to boot.
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Well, trying to make feather flowers is a huge task. Woman with little hands and figures do a better job at it, I think.

I once built or assembled the paper bouquet as outlined in the Rice publication "Martineau's Victory Bouquet" booklet. It was long and difficult process. Everything is explained in detail. This is tissue paper bouquet made with floral wire, tape, etc. If you think you may want to tackle feather flowers, give this a try first. It will help you decide. Easier, but just a difficult, and they don't look bad in the end.

http://www.silkkingmagic.com/Martineaus%......quet.htm
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I don't know about the women remark but I can tell you that it takes a lot of hand strength to make them.

The victory bouquet is a good suggestion. No one has done that act in years.

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Great info guys. I just got finished ordering the book.
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On 2012-02-16 21:33, hugmagic wrote:
I can tell you that it takes a lot of hand strength to make them.

Richard

Are you saying it would be a "feather in your cap" to make one?
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I can tell you that it takes a lot of hand strength to make them.

Richard


Are you saying it would be a "feather in your cap" to make one?


That, and an unspeakable pile of wispy feather fuzz all over the floor. Smile
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Richard I have to say making feather flowers sounds real hard, its just plume crazy.

Posted: Mar 16, 2012 9:41am
Richard, how is the feather flower business going? I bet it's blossoming quite nicely.
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I don't know about the women remark ...

Richard

It is a compliment Richard, women with their small fingers and hands, can get into smaller places and craft much better then men. They are faster and multi-task over men by leaps and bounds. Women are just better at somethings then men. And men are better at some things then women. That is way we are called males and females.
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On 2012-02-16 21:33, hugmagic wrote:
I don't know about the women remark ...

Richard

It is a compliment Richard, women with their small fingers and hands, can get into smaller places and craft much better then men. They are faster and multi-task over men by leaps and bounds. Women are just better at somethings then men. And men are better at some things then women. That is way we are called males and females.

Hopefully no one got their feathers ruffled
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No feathers ruffled. Just doing the Ohio High school indoor track championship. We came very close to having a national record set in the Pole Vault which I was officating. He cleared 17' 6" and just mised 18'.

The only thing that ruffles my feathers is when someone copies my designs and mechanisms. They often they are imported illegally into this country.

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I just got finished watching the following video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MomZkLNu-Bk

At 1:46, what was she doing to the feather with the machine? And what kind of a machine is it?

Is there a machine made that will parry feathers? If so, it will help save a lot of time.
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I think you were hearing something else happening in the same room.
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I reviewed it. You are right.
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