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Pipe Cleaners

Postby caththecrazy » 04 Sep 2009, 12:28

After talking to my grandmother about this thread she told me shortly after she got married her grandmother told her -

pipe cleaners can be made from strong feathers ie those from pigeons, rooks

(not that my grandfather smoked)

I thought I would share it as it seemed so useful :crazy:
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Re: Pipe Cleaners

Postby bermbits » 04 Sep 2009, 12:46

As a pipe smoker, than is most helpful. Thanks.
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Re: Pipe Cleaners

Postby pilvikki » 13 Sep 2009, 23:04


what do the pigeons and rooks have to say...?
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Re: Pipe Cleaners

Postby Ice.Maiden » 16 Sep 2009, 21:21

My grandma used to use pipe cleaners to curl her hair with. She'd wrap strands of damp hair around them, and leave them in place until her dry. Upon taking them out, she said that she had ringlets which stayed in for a week!

Rooks feathers? I have a beautiful rook quill pen which I still use on parchment for writing special letters!
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Re: Pipe Cleaners

Postby caththecrazy » 18 Sep 2009, 08:27

Vikki I think they were pleased - saved them being chased by the anti litter campaign for dropping their feathers all over the place.......
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Re: Pipe Cleaners

Postby pilvikki » 19 Sep 2009, 21:18


:lmao4:
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