DYED PEACOCK FEATHERS
Peacock feathers can be dyed over the natural feather creating an item called stem dyed peacock feathers. The white stem of the feather picks up the brightest of the dye color with the eye and stem fibers (herl) tinted into attractive variations of color.
Peacock tail feathers and swords are also bleached producing a lovely feather in light to dark ivory colors. The natural bleached feathers are popular as an ivory or light tan but are also dyed to stunning effect. Bleached and dyed peacock tail feathers and bleached and dyed peacock swords are generally available in fifteen colors: red, black, gold, purple, lime, green, blue, pink, yellow, burgundy, brown, dusty rose, fuchsia, turquoise, and orange.
For crafters and milliners interested in some very cheap dyed peacock fibers we usually have some dyed stems with herl that are the remainder of feathers that had been clipped into short stalk lengths.