Three Things; Works in Progress – Hair Pheasant

Hair pheasant

Our work in progress today comes from Laura and is another in her series of hair birds.

Side view of hair pheasant

The feathers were the inspiration for this amazing large couture hair accessory. A pheasant had met an unfortunate end at the jaws of local foxes, but some feathers remained, and were collected by Laura whilst she was leading a photography course. They had sat in a pocket since February to be recently discovered and turned into a hair bird.

Laura Heath hair pheasant font

Laura makes the hair birds with a raw fleece body which is then needle felted with her own hair. This pheasant has had fabric dyes applied to Laura’s hair to create the fantastic colours of the male’s head.

Couture hair ornament bird accessory

Here it is in the studio perching on the twigs which usually house Laura’s other hair birds. If you would like to commission Laura to make you a hair bird for a special occasion they can be made with your own hair or hair extensions, real or synthetic then you can email her on

They look even better in a very messy bird’s nest inspired up do.

What do you think?