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Chris G

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Sail colour
« on: December 20, 2013, 04:48:09 PM »

I am building the Billing Yawl, which is their sailing drifter used in the Faroe Isles and later in I believe Scotland most of which is totally irrelevant and not connected to the question I intend to ask. Its an age thing <*<
I have up to press wasted numerous tea bags trying to dye the sails an acceptable colour. I have achieved a sail cover similar to the legs of the dancers in 'Come dancing' but that is not what I want. I want a dark brown colour with a description that is not now PC  {:-{  Any ideas what to use please.
As usual grateful for any help. Chris G

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Re: Sail colour
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2013, 05:33:05 PM »

Hello

use of color fabric DYLON simply

the color of the legs of the dancers are with hair or without hair  {:-{ ?
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Re: Sail colour
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2013, 05:44:14 PM »

Dylon
 Is OK.
When you are starting with an undyed fabric.
If you have tea stains then try a goodly strong
coffee.
Should give you a tan sail colour.

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Re: Sail colour
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2013, 06:05:19 PM »

Will try the coffee and I was definitely thinking of the ladies legs all of which I assume are hairless, shaved or other wise.
Are we talking of instant or proper coffee.
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Re: Sail colour
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2013, 05:29:33 AM »

If you do go for Dylon, make sure you get the correct type for the fabric you are using.
One for 100% cottons, another for synthetic mixes, etc.
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