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How do you clean feathers?

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by New adventure, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. New adventure

    New adventure Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been collecting my guineas' feathers cuz my niece wants to decorate a wreath with them. What's a good way to clean all the wood shavings, etc. off them without damaging them? (I don't pick up the really filthy ones.)
    I thought about sewing them into a pillow case and washing them, but the stuff would stay in the pillowcase also.
    Needless to say, I want to do this the lazy person's way. [​IMG]

    Thanks for any ideas!
     
  2. Oklahoma Lightning

    Oklahoma Lightning Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wash some in soapy water genitally by hand then laid them flat
     
  3. Haleth

    Haleth Out Of The Brooder

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    Woolite works best, I've found. If they get a little mussed just reshape them with your fingers when you lay them out to dry. [​IMG]
     

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