Furs-Coloring-Can you publish any information concerning the method of coloring furs, for instance, the righ, dark brown, often given to muskrat?
It would be impossible to give complete directions for dyeing furs, as each different color or tone requires a different treatment. Of course, only very light or white furs can be dyed brown, and I think from the way you have your question worded that you are particularly interested in a method of darkening or blending light brown furs. The following treatment may sound difficult, but if carefully done gives a blend which cannot be told from a natural color except by one well acquainted with furs: Slake two ounces of lime and gradually add 3 lbs. of water. Pour off the clear lime water and moisten the tips of the hairs with this, using a flat spreading brush. The fur should be well beaten and combed before doing this. After a few hours hang the skins up and allow them to dry, then clean well with a brush.
Harding, A.R.. 3001 Questions and Answers. Columbus, Oh: A.R. Harding, 1913.
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