• Hi, I just joined. I bought 5 colors of acid dyes and have tried 2 of them.
    I am dying animal fur and feathers for tying flies.
    The chartreuse came out fine but the olive was too dark.
    Can you blend sun yellow with the olive to make it lighter?
    If not what is the best way to lighten or darken shades?
    Ed
  • Yes you absolutely can mix them. Using less dye in your mixture would help as well. You do not have to follow the directions exactly. People adjust the amounts of dye used to their liking all the time. Olive is one of the stronger colors and you can see that on the acid dye instructions. you might want to use 1/4 ounce.

    http://jacquardproducts.com/assets/jacquard-site/product-pages/dyes/acid/Acid Dye Instructions-2014.pdf