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Post by Jaded Green on 1st December 2016, 4:08 pm

We are about to dispose of some elderly feather pillows that are no longer fit for purpose.

We are also about to make some new draught excluders for our doors.

Before I buy some packs of toy stuffing from John Lewis, I thought I would ask if anyone has ever tried removing old feathers from pillows and stuffing them into something new?
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Post by Chilli-head on 1st December 2016, 4:35 pm

Sounds do-able, if a bit messy. We had some cushions in the living room which dropped feathers everywhere. What a mess !

The one thing NOT to use old feathers from cushion stuffing for is animal bedding. I heard of someone who discovered the hard way that the fire retardant is poisonous to chickens Crying or Very sad

My parents have some home made draught excluders, that are a knitted tube (not circular needle I don't think, but thes sort of knit one, slip one method you might use use on say a scarf). These are stuffed with that thin, closed cell polythene foam sheet that is sometimes used as packaging - particularly for electrical goods - rolled up. They are a bit light, but don't quite blow away in the draught under the door ! The best bit is if any driven rain gets under the door, it dries out quickly.
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Post by Jaded Green on 1st December 2016, 5:10 pm

Thanks C-H.

We have one draught excluder which is stuffed with old tights and is probably about 30 years (or more old) I was still adding to it once it was in use, but finally declared it full. These days it would take me a long time to collect enough tights I think.
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