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    Default Deer hair at 15:1

    I present the 15:1 collection...

    Assorted pieces of deer hair, all dyed with the same mix of 15:1 EBEST fluoro yellow:Jacquard Hot Fuchsia, as recommended to me by Alex F...


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    A fine collection there lad....Iíve got my eye on that one top left...

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    Really nice colours Col,you will be able to tie up some nice muddler's and hogs
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wee Jimmy View Post
    A fine collection there lad....Iíve got my eye on that one top left...
    You have a good eye, sir. That piece is currently my prime source for all things WOIGO!
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    The ones in the front look like sunburst. Very nice, I want some! Did you bleach before dyeing or did you start with natural white?
    Bazza


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    Quote Originally Posted by bazzer485 View Post
    The ones in the front look like sunburst. Very nice, I want some! Did you bleach before dyeing or did you start with natural white?
    Bazza
    Yep - if you start with 15:1 on white, you get sunburst. If you start with grey roe, you get WOIGO. Mix it up a bit and you get all sorts of permutations. The sunburst ones in this set were 'Nature's Spirit' white belly hair.

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    Nice one, Col. Sunburst all the way through to copper olive. And that's just at 15:1. Imagine the possibilities!

    Have you been declared insane yet?

    I'm currently messing about with 7:1 - 5:1 on white Antron yarn. Interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex_F View Post
    I'm currently messing about with 7:1 - 5:1 on white Antron yarn. Interesting.
    Did you see my Orkney peach cape in the sunburst v peach thread? That was done with 5:6, in separate baths, magenta first...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cap'n Fishy View Post
    Did you see my Orkney peach cape in the sunburst v peach thread? That was done with 5:6, in separate baths, magenta first...

    Col
    Yes, I saw that. Pretty nice looking cape. What you're doing there is compound dyeing by eye, which is easy enough. Fling it in a colour wait for a bit. Fling it in another colour, wait for a bit and, if the material's not saturated, it'll change colour. Once it looks right, fish it out. It's certainly a damn sight easier than saying, for instance, you want 15:1 or, 5:1 or whatever. I did notice you went for magenta first. Definitely the way to go, given the yellow's habit of pushing other colours out.

    I've been coming at it from another angle. I'm trying to find the correct ratio, so that it can be pre-mixed and that the mix takes into account the different strike rates. I came up with 15:1 based on work I'd done before and knowing that the colour of natural deer hair would shift the colour towards olive, but OP is proving tricky. It maybe that dyeing by eye is the only real way but I've had a reasonable result with 5:1 on light ginger. The plus being 5:1 gives a nice WOIGO on a light grey dun.

    I'll take a photo later, gotta dash now.

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    Davie McPhail has a excellent video on YouTube on how to dye for Sunburst.


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