Care and Maintenance
of Ostrich Feathers


 

To restore feathers to a fuller look, we recommend that you agitate and steam them. This is always a good place to start in order to make them look more attractive.

First, rub the feathers between your hands, gently but firmly; this brings out the "feqther flue" and makes the individual strands more fluffy.

Then, get a large pan of boiling water, put a lid on the pan covering 90% of the pan and then gently put each individual feather into the stream of steam that is given off from the pan.

Agitating and steaming feathers puts life and moisture back into the flue and "expands" the appearance and is especially true of ostrich feathers.

Once the feather has opened up, more steaming has little or no effect.

Washing should be done in warm soapy water. Dry them naturally on a clothes line. Never dry with direct heat such as putting them on a radiator or in the oven. Once Dry, steam them to make them "fluff" out.

Feathers are not colorfast, so do not mix the colors when washing them.

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