dying wool on a pelt
  • this seems to be a subject no one will talk or give trouble shooting hints about.
    I dye icelandic sheepskin on the pelt for doll hair .
    I am looking for hints about these problems.
    1) hardening of the pelt
    2) lack of bright bold color
    3) how to keep dye off the pelt, yet get dye all the way to the roots.

    it seems these are trade secrets that no one is willing to share. I have asked.
  • I don't know enough about pelts to determine how to keep it from hardening. I do know that protein dyes are going to dye the skin as well as the hair. Chemically, the dye cannot tell the difference between the 2.

    What kind of dye are you using?