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zaynexpetty posted a topic in Dyes, Antiques, Stains, Glues, Waxes, Finishes and Conditioners.Hello all, I have been using fiebings pro oil dye on all of my dyed projects. I do like the way that it sits in the leather, but I am the type of person that would much rather use a more natural alternative when it comes to most methods. I have heard about using cold black coffee to darken leather, as well as multiple light coats of extra virgin olive oil left out in the sun. I am more keen to these types of methods. I was wondering if anyone knows of, or has had any experience with, making their own plant based leather dyes? I have heard of people using organic material such as: onions blueberries cedar walnut husks alder blackberries elderberries fern fronds etc... I do have access to these items, but I am unsure of the process in which to get the pigment out of the item, as well as applying the dye, and storage. Edit: Do you think this method would work for dying leather? http://pioneerthinking.com/crafts/natural-dyes Thanks! Zayne
zaynexpetty posted a topic in Dyes, Antiques, Stains, Glues, Waxes, Finishes and Conditioners.I have searched the forums but havent found any good answers. I like oil dye, as I haven't had any problems with it, and I havent tried any water/alcohol based dyes yet. I use cut resolene as a finish, and I heard people have had issues with water/alcohol based dyes coming off when using it. Anyways, I would like to create my own custom colors of dye, whether that requires making dyes from scratch or mixing two existing dyes. I am looking to make colors like indigo/navy, maroon/dark red, and dark green. What is the best way to achieve this? I use feibings pro oil dye now, but I am completely open to suggestions. Thanks Zayne
Please post up pics if available and any extra info about it that you like. I appreciate all the info i've learned untill wee-hours of the morning from this site. 1: Juki DSU-145 equipped with a Reliable servo motor. I purchased it from someone that use to make handbags. It can sew most of the collars we make when we use 1/8" padding inside, not so well when I use 1/4" padding. I also use this machine to do all of the letters to collars/leashes. 2: Adler 867 M-type temporary equipped with a Family servo motor, and adjustable guide. This does our collars with 1/4" padding with NO problems. It has a 20mm pressor foot lift. I'm really satified with this machine. Next...I would like to own a Patcher(29K) and a 441. Thanks in advance for anyone that shares their equipment! Malik