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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:49 pm    Post subject: Dying porky quills Reply with quote

Got a bunch of quills and am just wondering what dye works and the procedure best used when dying porcupine quills?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used Rit brand dye. I dissolved it in about a quart of water, and boiled the quills in it. I have obtained good blacks and good reds by doing so.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Natural dyes are better. Don't forget to stableize the dye after or it will fade.

Rit dye has a lot of highlighters in them ...well. I've been less than pleased with the result.

Here is a great spot to get your feet wet so to speak;

http://www.nativetech.org/quill/dyes.html

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the tips and the great link, there funny little things those quills, I barely touch them and they stick to me like a magnet lol.

I've got an event coming up that always has a fella there making/dying things with golden rod, bloodroot and other naturals, in the mean time I may try dying a few with a couple of the rit dyes I have on hand.

Thanks agian
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