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    Since I got back into dyeing recently, I dug out the old dyes I have had all my days. These included some 1970s Veniard's claret, which apparently is not the same as current Veniard's claret - the new stuff not being such a good shade as the old stuff. I had just enough in the old bottle to do a white cock cape a good deep claret and also do some deer hair (natural and bleached)...





    Also, among the ancient dyes was a bottle of Sue Burgess 'S-C Kingfisher'. Anyone know what the S-C stands for???


    There was also a bottle of Veniard's that has lost its label. Like opening a tin of something that you find in the cupboard with no label... I'll need to dye a bit white trilobal in it to see what colour it is. I suspect it might be blue dun.

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    That Cape is a stunning Claret Col. 1970s dyes

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    Nice results Col... Dare I say some of the deer is almost verging on magenta.
    Last edited by Wee Jimmy; 13-11-2018 at 06:51 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wee Jimmy View Post
    Nice results Col... Dare I say some of the deer is almost verging on magenta.
    Yep - you may dare, indeed. The 2 natural pieces - top middle and top right - have given a nice claret. The 2 bleached pieces, top left, and bottom left, and the white belly, bottom right, have a fair bit of magenta in the outcome. Those 3 are also less bright/more matt finish than the 2 natural pieces. I can find uses for them, nonetheless. The top left piece is distinctly within Mark Hirst's 'bad claret'/magenta range for his Stone Goats. Will try doing some Stone Goat muddlers with it.

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    it doesn't need to be said again but that cape is stunning, happy tying with that col.

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    Col I can see burglar bill making a visit sometime soon !
    Up your security !
    Luverly jubbly as they say in peckham.
    ps when does Menteith really kick off ,I could do with a day or two there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ACW View Post
    Col I can see burglar bill making a visit sometime soon !
    Up your security !
    Luverly jubbly as they say in peckham.
    ps when does Menteith really kick off ,I could do with a day or two there!
    Pick me up on the way through1970s dyes

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    Quote Originally Posted by ACW View Post
    ... when does Menteith really kick off...
    Cheers, Andy. Menteith can really kick-off with surface tactics from opening day in March. Just depends on the weather and the early buzzer hatch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richfish1 View Post
    Pick me up on the way through1970s dyes

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    I might just!
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    I did a set of natural, home-bleached and white belly using the 1980s Veniard claret that Jimmy kindly donated to the cause. I gave it the max 3% w/w. That may have been a tad on the high side, though if you wanted a dark claret, you certainly got it. And I have to say that at the end of the incubation period, the water did clear quite substantially, so I couldn't have been far out with my measures...


    Couple of things I am noticing with the home-bleached hair:

    1) it tends to be much more resistant to taking on dye, compared to unbleached material
    2) it tends to give a flat finish - much less lustre than natural material

    Any comments on 1) and 2) there?

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