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#1 Henry Denson

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 06:10 PM

I just got a crazy deal on white neck hackles ($1 per 1000), so I bought six packs.

I am starting a project where I dye materials with period dyes using WM. Blackers recipes. Of course, some colors I will not be able to dye (red arsenic is probably best avoided), but I will dye as many as possible. While I do not yet have most of the dyes, I went ahead and tried yellow, since I already have turmeric. I am very happy with how these turned out, and Im going to do several more batches today.

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#2 scnye

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 07:41 PM

That sounds like an interesting little project. Will enjoy seeing this as you move along. Beautiful color

 

 

 

 

 

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#3 Henry Denson

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 08:32 PM

Thank you! This fall I will collect some walnuts to make fiery brown.

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 08:34 PM

Several hundred more.

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 08:35 PM

Several hundred more.

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 09:42 PM

I think you can check yellow off the list. blush.png Nicely done Henry


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#7 Henry Denson

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Posted 27 July 2018 - 01:18 AM

Thank you! This should last me a while.

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Posted 27 July 2018 - 05:35 AM

Dear HENRY,

 

ONLY RESPECT !!!...well done to take up this 'dying' a 'la Blacker'...

 

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Posted 27 July 2018 - 08:47 AM

"Way to go" Henry, & don't forget to try & get some onion skins next time you go shopping, Also see Bill Bailey's notes on natural dyes.



#10 Henry Denson

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Posted 27 July 2018 - 01:43 PM

Thank you Geert!

Arkle, I will have to try that. Google images showed a range of good looking browns and golden olives.

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Posted 28 July 2018 - 01:13 AM

Brian Burnett recently put out a book on natural dyes.... available from Paul Morgan coch-y-bondhhu books

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Posted 28 July 2018 - 09:25 AM

www.anglebooks.com   as ir's easy to mis-spell "coch-y-bondhhu"



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Posted 28 July 2018 - 07:48 PM

Really nicely done!  

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#14 Henry Denson

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Posted 28 July 2018 - 08:20 PM

Thank you!

Three more today, to use as a base color for green, orange, and fiery brown. Attached File  C4BF42AC-92BB-45CB-9D48-10D5690B0D55.jpeg   229.81K   46 downloads

I think I will do one more batch today, and sell it on eBay. I have to fund my project somehow!
A 1/0 Akroyd tied in hand with my first batch. Attached File  A6AC043E-9069-4E95-AEC1-173929C976A4.jpeg   277.83K   45 downloads

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Posted 29 July 2018 - 03:09 AM

This picture shows four of Blacker's colors on mohair: yellow brown, fiery brown, golden yellow and brown.
 
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Posted 06 August 2018 - 10:40 PM

where did you get the hackles?


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#17 Henry Denson

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 11:03 PM

where did you get the hackles?

Ill PM you.

#18 wsbailey

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 07:58 PM

This is the dye book referenced by Blacker. http://www.elizabethancostume.net/dyes/assistant.html

#19 Henry Denson

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 08:48 PM

Thank you! That is a great resource!