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Re: Feathers for art classes

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From: The Austin's (whest177_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Aug 03 2002 - 06:13:49 PDT


I have heard of this. I've heard of freezing them as well. I have alot of
students who hunt with their dads so whenever I need feathers I send out the
word. I usually get alot of turkey feathers.
~Michal

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From: <Gail1611@aol.com>
To: "ArtsEdNet Talk" <artsednet@lists.pub.getty.edu>
Sent: Friday, August 02, 2002 11:19 PM
Subject: Feathers for art classes

> Especially for Native American projects , I like to use real feathers. I
> collect them over the year when I'm at the lake beach. Mostly sea gull
> feathers. I heard that they can carry germs. I've tried washing them in
soapy
> water but it takes the oil and wonderful shape out of the feather. My
> girlfriend said that you can put them in the microwave and kill off the
> germs. Has anyone heard of this or done this! Many thanks! Gail
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