Feather Dyeing – Part 3
On the last page we left our feathers bathing nicely in our Acid DyeYou don’t need to leave them too long.While they are coloring, fill a glass loaf pan about 1/3 to 1/2 full of cool water Add a couple of tablespoons of white vinegar to it.
Place several paper towels into the bottom of a small baking pan.
Now transfer the feathers from the water rinse to the paper towels.
They will look like a bunch of shrunken wads of nothing!
You will surely think you have ruined them! You have not!
I like to put my feathers in a warm (200 degrees) oven to dry. Use a baking pan with sides. It will help to keep the feathers from blowing away should a breeze (or sneeze) come by. They will look a little fluffier when dry, but will still need to be fluffed up as you use them.
Thanks for spending time here at this tutorial.
I hope it was helpful. I will be fine tuning it as
I find things that need fixing.
Next we will make a hat using these lovely colored feathers.
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NOTE: I mostly use the body and chest/breast feathers of the birds.
I rarely use the flight or tail feathers as these are too large and in many cases too rigid to work with.
BIGGER NOTE: I ONLY USE NATURALLY SHED FEATHERS,
NO BIRDS ARE EVER HARMED IN ANY WAY.
ALL BIRDS WHOSE FEATHERS I USE ARE MY BELOVED PETS!
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