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Dying deer hair
Posted 07 February 2005 - 04:40 PM
I have plenty of deer hair (clippings from my local taxidermist) but would like to know how you dye it. I'm basically just looking to make some black and white.
Thanks in advance
Posted 07 February 2005 - 05:16 PM
Posted 07 February 2005 - 05:35 PM
Posted 07 February 2005 - 06:12 PM
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Posted 07 February 2005 - 08:20 PM
Bleaching will tke out the natural color of the hair and make it lighter, Obviously, the lighter the hair you begin with the lighter it will bleach.
So I would say the first thing to do is determine what type or texture of hair you are looking for, Then you can either start with white or go with something you can bleach and redye.
Black is the easiest color to dye. Just follow instructions you can find on the web or here and then just leave it in the bathe overnight instead of rinsing it. I usually just get it up to temperature, put in the hair, and then leave it to cool in the pan overnight.
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