making a Quill Pen

From Shakespeare’s sonnets to the Declaration of Independence, some of the world’s most famous documents were written with quill pens. Quill pens can be made from feathers in only a few minutes. This short video shows you how.

This video was filmed at the Capitol Hill Day School, Washington, DC. Special thanks are due to the school’s students and faculty, including Jason Gray, head of school, and teachers Heidi Bachman, Molly Doyle, Beth Nalker, Laura Nakatani, and Adrienne Nelson.

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