10721Re: [medieval-leather] Re: A Question On Immersion Dyeing
- Jun 4, 2006On 6/5/06, Red <red@...> wrote:
><Much snippage of good information on dyeing leather with indigo snipped)
> Congratulations on getting this far. Now for the bad news...While it
> is possible to get a blue color from indido onto leather, it will not
> turn out like you think.
Having done a bit of further research on the topic today I discovered that
the best solution to dissolve indigo in for dyeing purposes is a mix of
amonia and alcohol- not sure of the proportions. However, what you'll have
will fade and wash out really easily, so if you use it for garments, a bit
of sweat will have the appropriate portions of your anatomy turning blue-
quite possibly highly amusing, but perhaps not the effect you might want ;-)
Still looking, but what I'm finding indicates that woad might be a much
better natural dye for your purposes. Certainly, it's more permanent.
> Saint Phlip[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> Don't like getting old? Beats the Hel out of the alternative.
> The purpose of life is not to arrive at the grave, a beautiful corpse,
> pretty and well-preserved, but to slide in sideways, thoroughly used up,
> totally worn out, proclaiming, "Wow! What a ride!"
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