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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
Hey guys, I've shot a real simple video of me making just a standart Key Fob, really easy for a first time project, except for the stitching part, obviously. I hope you guys can enjoy it, I haven't posted here in a while so I thought this would be a good time to do that! Also, the Key Fob that I made in the video is up for a GIVEAWAY, all you have to do is go to my Facebook or Instagram page (links below), like or follow, and comment on the Key Fob picture with the hashtag #iwantthekeyfob, next sunday I'll pick a random winner and that's it! I've made really basic step by step pdf instructions with the template, anyone can have it for free, jus make sure you support my social media and ask me for it, I'll gladily sent it to you Link to the YouTube tutorial: www.facebook.com/louraleather www.instagram.com/louraleather Email: email@example.com
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
I just recently purchased an 8-9oz Hermann Oak double bend, for belts/straps, and it is very stiff, and will only get more stiff with the application of dyes. I know that the leather being as thick as that, it will only get to a certain amount of flexibility, but I would still like to make it more supple, if possible. Any suggestions? Thanks Zayne