a word to the wise

zen leecher aka bill w

born to work, forced to fish
#1
A tip I re-learned today about dyeing feathers is it's best done outside. Those teeny, tiny little granules of Veniard dye seem to hide just about anywhere. They also burst into color when hit with a bit of water.

I'm still happily married and will perform future dyeing outside where I don't have to ferret out each and every little granule of dye.

I am now the proud owner of a kingfisher blue dyed Hun skin.

(It's 34 degrees with snow flurries here in Moses Lake and not a good time for sleeping outdoors (re: not finding all the dye)
 
#2
I was warned about that before I started, so I cover the counter tops with news paper and keep the Veniard dye in a zip lock. Jacquard does not ship their products covered in the dye powder like Veniard does. Soft scrub w/bleach helps with the clean up.