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    I use rit all the time along with koolaid and jellos (yes jello) + tumeric and other assorted natural things..with rit wash once,rinse, then set in dye bath (do not boil) set on low for 30. mins add vinigar and sit another 5 mins. take out and rinse in cold water..thats it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hans Weilenmann View Post
    The Veniard dyes are top notch, Art, but a very decent alternative are the tubs of Dylon fabric dye.

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    Thanks for the tip on Dylon... I saw some colors at the local fabric store and shied away from the brand... just 'cause... Chose instead a brand I have never had any success with, Rit! Will try it on my return...

    Funny thing... I was able to dye a number of skins a beautiful, colorfast, deep purple with Tulip and clean-up was a snap. Small splashes on the counter cleaned right up.

    With the Rit the colors refused to go near the feathers... But man do they ever stick to the counter!!!!

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    To define things a bit better, what I really want is a "bright" chartreuse... a "hot" orange... a highlander green (I consider that a grassy green on the lighter side)... a blue that really stands out, not real dark, but real bright blue (not turquoise)... a really bright yellow, also.

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