2 days ago
Sharing a quilled cuff I'm still working on for now. I haven't quilled in years, and this is my first attempt. I was taught to condition my quills from becoming dry and brittle, so I rub a light coat of bear grease on my quills once a year. (My bear grease is so old, it's become bear oil. 🐻) My quilled outfit lasted for years, I would rub oil on it when I stored my outfit for the winter. I'm only using bear grease because it's what I have at the moment. I'm sure there is other types of conditioning you can use.
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