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Old 03-21-2011, 09:58
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Question how to make colors colorfast after dying

I'm going to start dying my own feathers & fabric to get custom colors...

I read that to make them colorfast, I can soak them in vinegar & salt...

Does anyone use this process? How did it work out?

My main goal is to not have the colors bleed at anytime.

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Default Re: how to make colors colorfast after dying

You probably want to use a fiber reactive dye which are naturally colorfast. I have never dyed feathers, but I dye all my fabrics with fiber reactive dyes. I have tried silk with kool-aid and vinegar but I can't get the color to stay vibrant after washing with that method, they stain pastel more than anything. I had a bit more success with food coloring, but still had some color loss.

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You probably want to use a fiber reactive dye which are naturally colorfast. I have never dyed feathers, but I dye all my fabrics with fiber reactive dyes. I have tried silk with kool-aid and vinegar but I can't get the color to stay vibrant after washing with that method, they stain pastel more than anything. I had a bit more success with food coloring, but still had some color loss.

I get all my dyed from dharmatrading.com
I should probably just google this, but what is reactive?

I was thinking rit dye. lol.

I guess I need to do somemore research.

Thanks for your help!
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Default Re: how to make colors colorfast after dying

Post pics after you try!

I have been wondering about dying feathers too, but am too scared to try.
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I found this link. I get my feathers by the end of the week. We will see!

http://www.ritdye.com/diy-projects/o.../dyed-feathers
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Default Re: how to make colors colorfast after dying

Let us know how they turn out!! I've never dyed feathers before so maybe RIT is good enough for them. If you want to dye fabric though, I would try the fibre reactive stuff I mentioned.
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I got my feathers & died some. Teal did not look good! It was horrible. But the fuschia & purple look okay... waitin gfor them to dry

ignore the stained papertowels. lol
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