Great dyes for feathers and fur for crafts or fly fishing
These feather dyes are made by W. Cushing & Company in Kennebunkport, Maine. Cushing has been making and selling dyes in Kennebunkport, Maine since 1879! These are the same dyes we use at Moonlight Feather to dye our product. Over the years we have tried many types of acid dyes on feathers. We have found that the feather dyes from Cushing give the best result. The feathers are color-fast and the process is easy. No harsh chemicals are needed. Just white vinegar, hot water and dye.
Each shipment of dye comes with instructions and a Material Safety Data Sheet. Make your own colors by mixing dyes.
When viewing the color card, please note that the colors shown are wholly dependent on your monitor settings. If you wish to get a free printed copy of the color card, please let us know. These are based on a full concentration of dyed wool. Feathers will vary slightly in color.
We carry all the colors of Cushing's perfection acid dyes shown below. If a color you need is not listed in the buy section, give us a call and we can usually get it for you.
Dyeing feathers sounds a lot more daunting than it really is. Read the dye instructions, follow the video and, before you know it, you'll be sending us your custom color dye recipes. This video is designed to be a supplement to our instructions that come with every packet of dye. Just remember to use utensils that will not come in contact with food. Your local thrift store is a great place to buy your pot, thermometer and stirring spoon.