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Dyeing with food coloring?
Posted 26 November 2017 - 08:03 PM
- Has anyone here used food coloring to dye feathers? I would rather use what I already have at home, and I dont have KoolAid or professional dyes. I have found lots of info on those, but not on food coloring.
- Since ostrich is not waterfowl, is it still necessary to wash the feathers in soapy water?
- Anyone knows what natural dyes have been used traditionally? I ran across a reference to turmeric as a great olive color dye but not much more, so far.
EDIT: How come this forum does not show quotes or apostrophes? Someone put them in the list of ignored characters?
Posted 27 November 2017 - 12:14 AM
Yes you will still need to wash the feathers. You want them clean for dyeing, rid of dirt, natural oils or grease. Not familiar with food coloring, but hey give it a shot.
Posted 27 November 2017 - 06:53 AM
maybe you just have to type them?
im lazy and dont bother with using them
the words still are understood
Posted 27 November 2017 - 07:42 AM
" quote marks " ' apostrophes '
You typing on a phone?
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Posted 27 November 2017 - 08:21 AM
This is quoted
Ha! It all looks ok and posts ok. Then you edit the post and they disappear...
Posted 27 November 2017 - 09:49 AM
I've never used food coloring, if you do I would add a teaspoon of vinegar to it to help set the color. I've used Easter egg dye and more recently I picked up a tie dye kit to use on mop pieces. They contain the brighter, fluorescent colors and have worked fairly well. I'm going to try them on some feathers later in the winter and see how they work.
Posted 27 November 2017 - 02:32 PM
"I am on an iPad.
This is quoted
"Ha! It all looks ok and posts ok. Then you edit the post and they disappear"...
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