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    Got hold of some spirit dye testers today and had a go at colouring wood for the first time. Not perfect by any means but the overall effect is very promising. This one is using purple and blue dyes.



    Looks like a good way to colour wood without losing sight of the grain. This is sycamore, normally a bland white wood and is 7" tall & 4 1/2" max dia.

    pete
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    I really like the colours and the way you've been sympathetic to the grain of the wood. Makes a nice change and would be very eye-catching to have a few pieces like this on a stall.

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    • #3
      Beautiful!
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      • #4
        I love the look of bare natural wood and was surprised that I like the coloured ones as much as I do but actually it adds another element to the items I think cos its been done so well. Really nice!
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Meljov5 View Post
          I love the look of bare natural wood and was surprised that I like the coloured ones as much as I do but actually it adds another element to the items I think cos its been done so well. Really nice!
          Me too a surprising like - would enable you to possibly colour co-orinate to order!

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          • #6
            That is so beautiful and I think it enhances the wood too. Hope you do some more coloured projects
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            • #7
              That is nice! Love the colour combinations too.
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              • #8
                OOhhh.. I really like these.. would definately buy x
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                • #9
                  I love that. The colours are beautiful with the grain coming through.
                  I just googled sycamore and they are very pale and rather dull aren't they, You wouldn't think it was the same wood. I'm sure they will be popular.

                  Melanie

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                  • #10
                    Potential for some great effects there, and a great enhancement for the "less interestingly patterned" woods.

                    Linda

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                    • #11
                      Whoa - that's lovely......hmmmmm what shall I buy for xmas presents this year?????/
                      Annieanna

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by AnnieAnna View Post
                        Whoa - that's lovely......hmmmmm what shall I buy for xmas presents this year?????/
                        Annieanna
                        As long as it's not 2 dozen medeival drop spindles

                        Just joking. Done a few and will send them on soon to see what you think

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                        • #13
                          Right everybody. BUY EARLY FOR XMAS.

                          Brand new coloured MODERN drop spindles exclusively yours for loadsamoney.

                          A Bodrighy and AnnieAnna production.



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