How to Dye Feathers Sunburst with Davie McPhail
Tags: Davie, Feathers, McPhail., Sunburst
Make sure the dye has dissolved completely and that the ostrich is clean then put it into the dye bath but give it time to soak up the dye, once the colour is spread throughtout the feathers then set the dye with the vinegar..It can be hard to get the right shade of blue as it can go quite dark very quickly, a teal blue is the colour of dye that you want…
All the very best Davie
I have a 20 ply white ostrich boa I want to dye light blue, used acid dye off eBay to to do a test swatch… But doesn’t appeared to attach an comes out patchy…
Can you send me some links to dying my own material Davie.
Hi Mike Liberty,
I like to use Veniard dyes and yes you can dye deer hair just like I did with the feathers. You can also dye feathers with clothing dyes but I do prefer the veniard ones as the colours are more likely to suit the patterns we tye..
All the best Davie
And can i dye deer hair this way to?.
Hey Davie , what kind of dye are you using and do you know if clothing dye will work the same way.
Hi Matthew Huggins,
I have sent you a link to the dyes but you don’t have to buy from there as any shop that stocks veniards products should be able to help you…
All the best Davie
Can you send me the link for the dyes as well.
Excellent clip. I was wondering how long the process took please? Have you ever dyed a Cock Pheasant saddle hackle (Mrs Simpson feathers) as I am thinking about dying a Grizzle saddle hackle and the Pheasant an olive but are very uncertain. When you say e-mail link do you mean in the youtube inbox? Thank you for your help.
Once the feathers are dyed in a dark colour like blue it would not be worth trying to dye them another colour as it wouldn’t work.. I’ll send you a link to the dyes I use which come from a wholesale company called Veniards who supply many of the shops here in the U.K but they also sell in other countries…
hey davie, ty so much for showing me, how you dy the feathers.
i have darkbleu ostrich large plumes. i wonder if i can dy them to.
if so, with what did you dy with?
is it like a fabric dy, u use? im from holland so i hope i can find it here to!
I have sent you links to the Veniards dyes that I use and as well the stockist list which has some in America..
where do u get ur dye from?
Say I have large Ostrich feathers, 10 to be exact, and I need to just dye the tips. And advice of how to do this with out ruining the feathers or getting the dye on the rest of the feathers?
Hi alejandra patino,
You can dye most feathers this way and even black, I’ll send you a link to the dyes I use…All the best Davie
I want to know if you can do this to any kind of feather I have rooster feathers and want to dye them black but don’t want to damage them. And also what kind of paint is that? thanks Davie ;)
I forgot to let you know, your suggestions worked a treat. The ginger saddle came out nice. :)
I have tyed some pike flies over the years but to be really honest I’m no expert as I don’t have many materials to give them a proper go…All the best Davie
Davie , do you make pike lures?.
What I normally do is to bring the water to the boil with whatever I have in it allowing the dye to work into the cape or fur. Once I feel this has happened I then add the vinegar which will cause the dye to set, the longer you leave it in anything from a couple of minutes to 5 minutes the darker the colour you get..I have never tried citric as I have only ever used vinegar..
I did notice on a website for dying feathers your video and it has instructions at what temperature do you set the boiling water and for how long . And is critic better then vinegar.
I will give that a try.
My best golden olive is to dye a light to medium ginger cock cape or saddle yellow or better sunburst just like the way I did in the video, this will give you an excellent golden olive which I use on many flies for the Corrib..
Would you happen to have a West of Ireland Golden Olive recipe that you can share :)
thanks all the best to you!
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