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    Default Dyeing...the short course

    Here's the basics, well shown by Dave McPhail:
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQtIPauZQ08&list=FL_9MUiiQNZRVarXCR2ADJ3g& index=39]How to Dye Feathers Sunburst with Davie McPhail. - YouTube[/ame]
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    Default Re: Dyeing...the short course

    Gary: Thanks for sharing, that was pretty interesting!

    Larry
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    Default Re: Dyeing...the short course

    Thanks Gary, I've been using the Kool-Aid method for dying and have had issues getting color to be really bright, I noticed he uses much more vinegar to set the dye than I've been using....thinking that could be a big part of my problem.
    Also noticed he's not afraid to bring the mix to a gentle boil as long as you keep the material moving.

    I'll be giving his methods a try once I get a few more flank feathers.

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    Default Re: Dyeing...the short course

    I've never brought the mix to the point of boiling. I usually go up to about 185, then try to keep the mix at 175 for whatever length of time I need. He'd does dump a bunch of vinegar in...he measures about like I do, LOL.

    I think you'll be well pleased when you move from kool-aid to acid dyes!
    Gary

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    Default Re: Dyeing...the short course


    I made the mistake of boiling deer hair once while dyeing.
    Ruined it.
    The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements. --- Horace Kephart

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