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Video for the Online live class with windsor chair maker, Elia Bizzarri

FAN BIRDS with JANE MICKELBOROUGH and ELIA BIZZARRI, February 6th

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FAN BIRDS with JANE MICKELBOROUGH and ELIA BIZZARRI.



Jane Mickelborough in France teaches Elia in North Carolina to make traditional Scandinavian and Russian fan birds. These magical birds can be carved and bent from a single piece of wood in a matter of minutes. Jane usually makes them in the style of hummingbirds with long beaks, but the techniques can be used to make dolls, mobiles and earrings and more. It’s the perfect craft to learn right before Valentine’s Day!

Jane and Elia demonstrate how to carve, split and bend the feathers, talk about tools, make a few birds, show some short how-to videos, and answer all your questions.

We’ll also talk about how to make a riving knife like the one Jane uses to split the tail feathers.

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