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Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:16 am
Ron is correct. Well into the 20th century, the best blacks on silk were from logwood and iron. Sometimes silk was loaded with iron to give it weight so it would drape well. Iron tends to deteriate the fiber over time. Moisture and sunlight accelerate the process. Storage conditions might be responsible for some thread breaking. Before I was able to get a good black with logwood, I ruined a heap of stuff.
Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:01 am
Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:20 pm
I don't know if this is true, but I was told that if a "batch" of dyed silk did not pass quality,
it went in the black bath to salvage the run. Heat might have have been an issue too.
Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2020 12:47 am
Ron Eagle Elk wrote: ↑Sat Dec 12, 2020 9:06 am
Nice, Tom. Leggy little beastie, isn't it. Looks like a lot of bugs, but nothing specific. Have to dig through my stuff to find my snipe now. That will catch for sure.
Not that it probably matters for tying purposes, but snipe and jack snipe (aka judcock) are two different birds.
Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:08 am
THANKS, Bob, I totally missed the Jack part.
Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2020 12:31 pm