The thread is about 100 years old, or even more, the quills say "Patented Dec 18 1870. Brainerd & Armstrong Co". Each thread is quite thin, so I´ve used 3 threads x 16 to make this delicate braid.
I´m not done yet, it takes ages with such thin braiding, but I though I´d show you some pictures of the process. When done, I´ll finish it with sterling silver details.
The threads curl because the´ve been on the quills.
What do you think?
This will be one-of a kind, and if I can bare to part with it, it´ll come in a beautiful handmade box with documentation of the process and the quills used.