No announcement yet.

cleaning plumes

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • cleaning plumes

    hi, this is a first time post for daughter no longer dances but she has 2 plumes she is is hawk and the othe eagle...both need to be cleaned due to dust and being in storage, how do i clean them?..And her eagle plume is now slightly bent at the top...any ideas on how to get it to stand straight up again?
    Attached Files

  • #2
    hand wash your plume in warm water and a little dab of baby takes lots of dunking and rubbing to get em wet, then it's like washing hair....rinse and blot with paper towels to remove most of the water, then blow dry them with a hot hair dryer...they'll puff up really well!!

    if the bent tip is just slightly bent, then you can crimp it back the other way by gently pinching it in the opposite direction with your fingernail..

    if it's badly bent and won't stand up on its own or completely broken off, you'll need to glue it...take about a half inch beading needle or monofilament and dip it in glue...stick half of it down center of the broken quill...then "thread" the tip of the feather down on the other half of the needle sticking up...the needle "hides" inside your repaired quill

    See my trading post ads
    See my photo gallery
    See walela49's myspace page


    • #3
      Ok...wash the plumes in Woolite. It works better than anything else because it is used for soft fabrics and what not. When you are done washing them, let them set for about 30 minutes to airdry and then use a fan or hairdryer to complete the drying process. If you wanna fluff them...I mean really fluff them up...put baby powder on them and shake until all the powder is off the plumes. It doubles them in size...and makes them smell goot. LOL...anytime you feel they need to be 'fluffed' feel free to put more baby powder on and shake it all out. BAM...clean purdy plumes.


      • #4
        that baby powder trick is a good one to know! Thanks!!!
        Don't worry that it's not good enough for anyone else to hear... just sing, sing a song.sigpic


        • #5
          ya i jus recently used baby powder on my girls plumes ... dang they all nice and fluffy ... and they seem whiter too LOL

          thanks for that tip ... and they smell sooooo good too LOL
          Watch your broken dreams...
          Dance in and out of the beams of a neon moon


          • #6
            was at a big dance this month and saw soo many really puffed up plumes mine are not that puffy, are the ones I saw real, are the multiples put to tog? I was amazed at how full they looked very pretty. Or were they ostrich or turkey plumes? really curious


            Join the online community forum celebrating Native American Culture, Pow Wows, tribes, music, art, and history.

            Related Topics


            • ndngirl722
              Help please! :]
              by ndngirl722
              How do you ladies attach feathers to the back of your head? I got some fluffs, but they're not real, and I was wondering how you do it.

              11-18-2006, 09:38 PM
            • Guest's Avatar
              fake plumes
              by Guest
              is it right if you have fake plumes?because i was given fake plumes and wore them to pow-wows and didn't even know they were fake.until someone really examined them.if it's not right what should i tell the person that gave them to me. should i keep wearing them or just put them away. i'm really con...
              10-26-2003, 11:28 PM
            • eagle wings
              Jingle Dress Plumes
              by eagle wings
              My neice, who will be turning 13 in April - is a newly Jingle dress dancer - she really likes to do this dance - so her mom and I have been working on putting her outfit together, little by little - and we don't have plumes for her head - can any of you give me ideas of how we can make plumes for her...
              02-06-2008, 02:45 PM
              Eagle Plumes
              :ChatterMy daughters started dancing last year, they don't have any eagle plumes for their hair. When at pow wows I see eagle plumes like there is no tomorrow, some dancers have their hair just covered with them.

              :WaveIs it traditional to have the eagle plumes "given" to them...
              04-10-2002, 05:25 AM
            • stewartboy
              I need help w/ Plumes to Roach spreader!
              by stewartboy
              so i am wanting to know if anyone can help/tell me how to stack fluffs on guitar string!!! i will be getting my eagle plumes soon but until then i want to know how to stack fluffs. Also The guitar string to the base of the roach spreader??? do you put a hanger to the base, and put it through guitar...
              01-23-2008, 03:20 PM



            There are no results that meet this criteria.

            Sidebar Ad