How do you clean feathers?

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

  1. New adventure

    New adventure Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2009
    Pueblo, Colorado
    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

    Mar 3, 2009
    Twin Oaks
    I wash some in soapy water genitally by hand then laid them flat
  3. Haleth

    Haleth Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 17, 2009
    Southern California
    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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