And I'm very happy with it! I had 1/4 yd of white string mohair and wanted a red fox color...I've never dyed mohair fabric before, so I just treated it the same as when I dye loose wool & alpaca. I used ashford acid dyes in rust and then poured black into my hand and patted it all over to give it just a little darker mottled shading. Now it's on the drying rack and then I'm off to whip it up into a fox..but I should probably start on the fox design first I guess lol
Anyone else who dyes their own mohair..I'd love to hear what dye you use and what techniques
So far I have only used rit dyes. These are done in hot water. I love dying mohair, so messy. I have mixed different colours together to get interesting shades. I also did a little bit of hand painting with the rit dyes to give lighter tones. Here is a picture of Swizzle (pattern by KATRINA NDREJICA). His head fur started out the same colour as the body fur. I hand painted the fur to give this cool purple/blue mix.
I dye my own mohair. For bright colors that color only the mohair and not the back I use koolaid. The colors are great and I haven't had one fade yet. I also use Cushings dyes when I want an all over color. I have experiment with both and they also come out pretty good. If I'm not sure about the color I start out light and keep dyeing it until it reaches the color I want.