Author Topic: 1880s Dark brown "Duck" leggings  (Read 4101 times)

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1880s Dark brown "Duck" leggings
« on: May 09, 2010, 07:29:12 pm »
One of the few things I can never find.  Finaly took 2 capfuls of dark brown RIT dye and threw it in the washing machine with a set of Coon Creek light Kahki leggings.  Came out perfect!
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Re: 1880s Dark brown "Duck" leggings
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2010, 08:08:28 pm »
Drydock,

Until the visual PROOF is presented, it is all just heresay...  ;D
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Re: 1880s Dark brown "Duck" leggings
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2010, 08:15:44 pm »
Sorry, all my cameras still use film . . . :o
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Re: 1880s Dark brown "Duck" leggings
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2010, 06:57:00 am »
One of the few things I can never find.  Finaly took 2 capfuls of dark brown RIT dye and threw it in the washing machine with a set of Coon Creek light Kahki leggings.  Came out perfect!
Sir,
    Did you use powder or liquid RIT dye?  I need to dye some canvas (cot cover and canvas chair cover) and I think I'm going to try RIT.
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Re: 1880s Dark brown "Duck" leggings
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2010, 11:00:21 am »
Liquid.  Follow the directions on the bottle, don't need a whole lot.
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Re: 1880s Dark brown "Duck" leggings
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2010, 11:38:04 am »
Is there a woman in the house?

Can you still hear her screaming that you dyed something in the washing machine!!!!
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Re: 1880s Dark brown "Duck" leggings
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2010, 05:06:23 pm »
Is there a woman in the house?

Can you still hear her screaming that you dyed something in the washing machine!!!!
 ;D ;D ;D ;)

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I'm thinking the local laundromat (kind of a dive) will be a better option!
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Re: 1880s Dark brown "Duck" leggings
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2010, 05:47:31 pm »
Ah, the joys of bachelorhood!  And yes, following the directions on the bottle I immediatly ran the washer on high with a cup of bleach in it.  Cleaned right out.
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Re: 1880s Dark brown "Duck" leggings
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2010, 06:27:22 pm »
I'm married, and I can just see something going really bad using our washing machine.  No thanks!  Go laundromat!
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Re: 1880s Dark brown "Duck" leggings
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2010, 07:14:44 pm »
According to directions, you can just use a bucket, hot water, and manual (Broomhandle) agitation for 15 or 20 minutes.  Then throw it in the washer with a cool water setting to set the color.  Ah, just get the bottle, Wal Mart or most any fabric store will have it, and read the directions.
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Re: 1880s Dark brown "Duck" leggings
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2010, 10:29:02 pm »
Now all you need to do it figure out how to replace these really weak brass grommets...

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Re: 1880s Dark brown "Duck" leggings
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2010, 06:08:12 pm »
Since we're on the subject of leggins......I was poking around the internet yesterday, and saw that IMA, the guys that have all the Martini's and Snyder-enfields from Nepal, Have got white MP leggins, I suppose they are actual US surplus items. No mention of sizes in the ad, but at I think 17.95 or so, if they fit you could dye them the color you want.( and have heavy canvas and non-flimsey grommets)