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Old 10-16-2015, 08:42 PM   #46
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Hi, I use the hair ties that look like large elastic bands, but they are more durable and come in handy brown colours. sew or cable tie them to the net of the ghillie. Then you can cram dead leaves etc in.. holds really well.
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Hi, I use the hair ties that look like large elastic bands, but they are more durable and come in handy brown colours. sew or cable tie them to the net of the ghillie. Then you can cram dead leaves etc in.. holds really well.
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Old 02-09-2016, 10:15 PM   #48
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I've started the process of making a suit. Some things I've learned:

- Burlap from a hardware store (for wrapping trees in winter) is much cheaper than burlap from a fabric store. Camo burlap isn't useful because it's only painted on one side.
- I used DELON dyes instead of Rit, for some reason. It did not work well.

Dye is no longer widely available here (it used to be sold at grocery stores but I had to go to a fabric store). I got olive and black in their "Permanent Fabric Dye" and tan, grey, brown and yellow in "Multipurpose Dye". The Permanent Fabric Dye was about $10 Canadian and the multipurpose dye about $7. Both were relatively difficult to use; the Multipurpose Dye required boiling on the stove. I dyed both burlap and cotton canvas and got universally poor results. The black quickly faded to blue and brown was the only color that worked.

- After dyeing and washing the burlap I machine dried it on a low setting. The sun-dried material had a lot of loose fibers. Machine drying removed these fibers. MACHINE DRYING BURLAP MAKES A LOT OF LINT. I would not recommend it because the lint is a fire hazard. And there is a lot of it. There would have been a 10-20% loss of jute by weight.

- It's probably been mentioned but burlap is a woven fabric made out of jute. (Jute is a kind of fiber like cotton or wool.) So jute twine is just string that's made out of jute. Here in Canada packages of burlap also have the French word for the product, which happens to be "jute". (I hope youse-guys don't mind that I pointed that out. Thanks for your time. :))
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I've started the process of making a suit. Some things I've learned:

- Burlap from a hardware store (for wrapping trees in winter) is much cheaper than burlap from a fabric store. Camo burlap isn't useful because it's only painted on one side.
- I used DELON dyes instead of Rit, for some reason. It did not work well.

Dye is no longer widely available here (it used to be sold at grocery stores but I had to go to a fabric store). I got olive and black in their "Permanent Fabric Dye" and tan, grey, brown and yellow in "Multipurpose Dye". The Permanent Fabric Dye was about $10 Canadian and the multipurpose dye about $7. Both were relatively difficult to use; the Multipurpose Dye required boiling on the stove. I dyed both burlap and cotton canvas and got universally poor results. The black quickly faded to blue and brown was the only color that worked.

- After dyeing and washing the burlap I machine dried it on a low setting. The sun-dried material had a lot of loose fibers. Machine drying removed these fibers. MACHINE DRYING BURLAP MAKES A LOT OF LINT. I would not recommend it because the lint is a fire hazard. And there is a lot of it. There would have been a 10-20% loss of jute by weight.

- It's probably been mentioned but burlap is a woven fabric made out of jute. (Jute is a kind of fiber like cotton or wool.) So jute twine is just string that's made out of jute. Here in Canada packages of burlap also have the French word for the product, which happens to be "jute". (I hope youse-guys don't mind that I pointed that out. Thanks for your time. :))
so what did you do?

im planing on dyeing some burlap/jute my self and i cant get anything other than delon. now i see that the once people use here is meant for machine washing (as in add the coloring instead of soap in the washing machine)

and it seams to work for them without adding it to the washing machine
so a bucket of warm water (not boiling but warm enough so you can still keep your hand in the water)

and from what i see its a question about how long you let it stay in the water.
more time darker color (5-30 min or more) and some say it work better if you soak it in normal water first before adding it in the bucket whit coloring.

so i would like to know what you did in a step by step guild so i dont end up whit the same issue as you.
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I remember reading or watching a video on Dylon dyes that they had to add salt to it in order to improve dye saturation. I'll look to see if I can find it again.

Don't believe me? Well... Have you ever dyed Easter eggs before? If you have then you know the PAAS brand dyes require vinegar to work... Coincidence? I think not....

When you are done with the dying, you may want to run your ghillie in a solution of 50/50 water and vinegar to seal the colors to the jute. Other wise you run the risk of looking like you have gang green if it rains or you roll in a puddle... (personal experience....)

Alternatively you could try to order this: Color Dye:Ghillie Suit Supplies


Edit: Not exactly the video I was looking at but proves what I was talking about.






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I remember reading or watching a video on Delon (or was it dylon?) that they had to add salt (or was it vinegar?) to it in order to improve dye saturation. I'll look to see if I can find it again.

Don't believe me? Well... Have you ever dyed Easter eggs before? If you have then you know the PAAS brand dyes require vinegar to work... Coincidence? I think not....

When you are done with the dying, you may want to run your ghillie in a solution of 50/50 water and vinegar to seal the colors to the jute. Other wise you run the risk of looking like you have gang green if it rains or you roll in a puddle... (personal experience....)

Alternatively you could try to order this: Color Dye:Ghillie Suit Supplies


Edit: Not exactly the video I was looking at but proves what I was talking about.


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yes you need salt but that is for the dye to stick (as in it wont wash out).

you use vinegar to soften the eggs (you can do the same on bones making them soft) giving the dye a chance to get inn to the egg shell.
you can do an experiment and put an egg in a glass whit vinegar and it will feel like putty after a day or 2.

and mixing vinegar and dye does not sound like a good idea. (depending on the dye used) as it might not mix whit the dye and there by creating "bobbles".
so check the dye your using before you start adding stuff.
the dylon needs salt (and so does most fabric dye's) to make it stick to the fabric. but on dye made for lets say eggs you need some other agent to soften the egg shell (like vinegar).
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I followed the directions, including washing the jute before dyeing and adding the salt. But I used natural color jute and I probably dyed more than the recommended amount of fabric. The hot-water dye should work better than the room temperature version and you probably get better results if you bleach the jute before washing.

I've made two practice pieces. There's a pic of one here. The colors look ok when blended together, including the gray-blue "black" jute.

Once I get some BDUs (probably woodland) then I'll start on a real suit. I plan to get several spools of jute twine and dye those, instead of tearing up burlap. With twine, you can thread it and tie it easily and then unravel it to get separate strands.

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