With the great choice of materials these days, it really isn't necessary to dye our own materials, but sometimes it is nice to get just the right colour on the materials you want.
For a long time I avoided dying my own fur and feathers. The dying process looked time consuming, messy and...
A Kiwi on seeing my Carron Jetstream staggered - too orange ! Then collapsed when shown an ivory/white Rio Longcast. In NZ those would send fish back to sea or cause them to scatter at least. Even over broken , turbid water they spook fish, before one smacks them onto the surface.
''Bin 'em or...
I've had this idea rattling around in my head for a while now... every year I take the dye pots out around now. Dye up a load of materials. A dozen pieces or so. Not many, just enough to pass an afternoon and get some inspiration to tye..
I'll do this 6 times or so between now and...
1st thing is to degrease. I'm no expert when it comes to dying but this is a fairly straight forward job. Some hot water in the bottom of the sink with some fairy liquid. Agitate the materials and give them a good swirl. I let them steep then swirled around some more...
Rinse thoroughly in...
Had loads of trouble getting this hair to accept dye properly. Not really been happy with sone of the stuff I’ve bought recently so tried some bright yellow this evening.....
Quite pleased with the result!
Used half the usual water, doubled the dye!
Made sure the runner was properly wet and...
Has anybody got a spare pot of kingfisher blue dye they’d be willing to part with? I only need enough for one cape and don’t see the point in buying a pot of veniards as I won’t use it again!
If you’ve got a spoonful I will happily give you a couple of quid for it!
Let me know
I had tied a fair few mini TD tubes (around 3-4cm) and on them had used mini marabou (from hareline) dyed in a few different colours. Unfortunately after some time fishing I found that the dye ran from these feathers quite badly until in the end I was left with a black/grey hackle on...
Dye for prawns
I have searched and found a few threads on how to dye prawns, The only problem is that the links to the dye are broke.
Does anyone know where I could buy the dye for these prawns?
I want to tie some of Ira Gruber's "Oriole"; the pattern calls for a mallard wing dyed Green Drake. Anyone have knowledge of a good dye or combination thereof to achieve Green Drake color?
I've been using some all-in-one Acid fast dyes from a craft outlet I found randomly when I was searching for dyes for furs and feathers (Omega Dyes).
There are better dye systems out there - but this one is quite quick, non-toxic and minimal fuss. Effectively, stick you...