July 26, 2012
Dying Feathers: RIT dye
colour guide says Blue-Violet when you click on Navy!!?? Not the colour I was chasing.
This is the second batch I dyed which was following the colour guide recipe - 1 cup hot water to 2 tablespoons navy dye. It was very thick and the feathers got all gritty, once they were dyed I rinsed them out and they dried as above - still pretty. The first time I dyed my feathers I just filled half my container with water and added about a tablespoon of dye, they didn't need rinsing. They come out very skinny and shrivelled up so don't panic, they return to their former glory! I see how dyeing can become addictive!