What do you do with a piece of mohair that you aren't crazy about ?? Dye it of course. I have had this mohair for awhile that I wanted to use with a gorgeous contrasting orange piece I have. I wanted a darker brownish shade , so stirred up a little bath of Rit brand dye the other day.
( Don't strain yor neck trying to look at this photo...it insists on loading sideways no matter what I try- very odd !)
I find this brand really great , and the shades are bang on with the color on the box ! Of course, it all depends on the color of the original piece, the concentration of dye, and amount of time in the dye. Oh, it's a good idea to wear rubber gloves unless you want funky colored fingers LOL.
I have cut a bear out of this new shade and the orangey color. We'll see what happens. I think it would be a great Autumn colored bear !
I also managed to get a mink bear cut out too. So watch for that cub to appear soon too.