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Dyeing Materials

Post by tie2fish » Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:00 am

Found this site -- may be helpful for members wishing to dye feathers and fur ...

http://www.beaucatcher.com/Fly_Tying_No ... _Materials
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The link was broken. Here is a new link to the article:

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Post by hankaye » Thu Dec 23, 2010 7:51 pm

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Re: Dyeing Materials

Post by wsbailey » Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:09 am

This is one of the best sites for dyeing that I have found.

http://beemiceelf.blogspot.com/2014/09/ ... -with.html
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Re: Dyeing Materials

Post by Johnno » Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:21 pm

Maybe I’m old school, but the best referenceI’ve found for dying came in the way of A K Best’s book on dying and bleaching materials....

Anyone remember Leiser’s old book from the early 1980’s where he talks about photo dying?
( anyone ever do that?)
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Re: Dyeing Materials

Post by wsbailey » Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:52 pm

For dying I would check out Ask a Mortician on YouTube. For dyeing I would ignore much of Best's book on dyes. The reason is he mostly uses RIT dyes. RIT is what's called a union dye. That means it contains dye for protein fibers and for cotton. Half the dye doesn't get used and goes down the drain. Cushing used to be the same but now the two dyes are separated. They also have a much better range of colors for the fly tyer. For someone who doesn't want mix colors; this what I would recommend.
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Post by wsbailey » Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:16 pm

I used to work in a photo lab back in the black and white film days. It's a lot more difficult to find those chemicals nowadays. I wouldn't recommend doing that at home unless you have a dedicated space. Even then there's the issue of disposal.
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