Quillwork

We strive to achieve museum quality work. Our porcupine quillwork is done on brain tanned deer skin, wrapped on natural rawhide, or applied to birchbark. Whenever possible, the quills are natural dyed. In all cases, we dye the quills and deer hair ornamentations to match the colors found on original pieces. We specialize in 18th 19th century Eastern Woodlands and Great Lakes neck knife sheaths, shoulder bags, belt bags, moccasins, headdresses, feather sticks, and medicine bags. While most of our work is in the hands of private collectors and historical reenactors, some of our recent quillwork may be seen at the Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis, Indiana, Peckuwe Village in Springfield, Ohio, Fort Ligonier Museum in Pennsylvania, and the Neville Public Museum in Green Bay, Wisconsin .

New quilled bag from 2015
 
New quilled handbag from 2015
 
Close up of quilled bag new in 2015
 
Recent addition to inventory as of 2015
 
Porcupine quilled bag on black, walnut dyed, brain tanned leather. Zig zag, simple line techniques and silk ribbon edging.
 
Quilled bag on black, walnut dyed, brain tanned leather.
 
Two porcupine quilled knife sheaths, left exhibits zig zag, sawtooth, simple line and edge quilling techniques. Also has a quill plated knife handle. The sheath on the right uses a loom quilled panel on front along with zig zag, line, and double quill techniques. Also has quill plaited knife handle.
 
Front of draw stringed bag, walnut dyed brain tanned hide with combinations on line quilling, wrapping and quill edging.
 
Back of draw stringed bag, walnut dyed brain tanned hide with combinations on line quilling, wrapping and quill edging.
 
Pipe bag painted with fish eggs and natural pigments. Loom quilled panel at the bottom.
 
Quilled knife-sheath case
 
Mocassins and quilled hand bag
 
Quilled mocassins