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11524Re: [medieval-leather] Re: Leather dying/aging problem: down, dirty, quick

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  • Diane Sawyer Dooley
    May 3, 2010
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      Are you guys talking about tea dyeing vegtan or chrome tan, though? (BTW, if anyone's interested, vinegaroon won't work on chrome tan. The chemistry isn't right for it.)

      Tasha



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      >From: Michael Parker <ArchAngel13@...>
      >To: medieval-leather@yahoogroups.com
      >Sent: Mon, May 3, 2010 5:57:57 PM
      >Subject: Re: [medieval-leather] Re: Leather dying/aging problem: down, dirty, quick
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      >I've heard of using both tea and coffee to dye fabrics. I would imagine
      >>they might work just fine on leather. If it would give you the color you're
      >>looking for, then it should be easy to try on a small piece.
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      >>On Mon, May 3, 2010 at 5:39 PM, Ron McKenna <mckron@shaw. ca> wrote:
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      >>> I've had really good luck with tea. Several tea bags in water and give the
      >>> pieces a tea bath. Never did it with garment weight leathers though.
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      >>> Haven't tried motor-oil. Have to try that!
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      >>> Nathanial
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