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Old 04-04-2012, 09:16 AM
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Default Re: Dying Saddle Hackle

Does anyone dye multiple whole capes or chunks of hair with koolaid? Seems like you'd need a lot of it.

I dye in larger lots than just a few feathers at a time, so I use acid dyes from a variety of sources. I did a little thing on dyeing here: The River's Course: Dyeing and Tying a Simple Sunburst Cascade

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Default Re: Dying Saddle Hackle

I have not done whole capes although I did do a bunch of deer hair. It did bad things to the leather. The hair was great but the leather was a mess. In fact I have yet to find a good way to dye big chunks of leather with fur on it. I would like to know a good way to do Rabbit hides.
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Dan, I use acid dye to dye large pieces of deer hair, bucktails, PB, squirrel tails, etc. with no ill effect to the hide at all, whether it was previously tanned or not. It's really the way to go, and is the way the big suppliers do it. Its not a complicated process, and is not expensive.
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