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Offline Kidder

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Dying feathers
« on: May 05, 2023, 01:23:00 am »
Just wondering what the standard practice is on dying feathers - do you grind and chop them and then dye them or do you dye them and then grind and chop? Never dyed before but would like to try it.

Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: Dying feathers
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2023, 12:08:07 am »
It is probably easier to dye them first!  Never tried it, though
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Offline organic_archer

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Re: Dying feathers
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2023, 11:24:44 am »
Its dye, grind, cut for me. Warm water and koolaid packets.
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Offline JW_Halverson

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Re: Dying feathers
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2023, 06:45:20 pm »
Works the same either way.
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Offline ozarkcherrybow

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Re: Dying feathers
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2023, 08:57:02 am »
Just dyed some this weekend. I chopped first this time. Fletching them on some hand planed cedars, tapered 11
any stick do for bow, but good arrows are damn heap work