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Basket weaving & natural dye questions

Discussion in 'UO Botany and Nutrition' started by elspeth, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. elspeth

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    I've just purchased SA and I had a few questions about basket weaving & natural dyes before I get started for those who have done it.

    1. do any/all of the ingredients stack? (i.e. what's best way to hold supplies) - toxic venom sac, scouring toxin, dry reeds, softened reeds, venom vials, color fixative, plant clippings, pigment bottles. I'm assuming that the 5charge "dyes" themselves and the baskets are certainly not stackable.

    2. Is there really any reason to make baskets with colored reeds or can I simply make say baskets out of any color (or just use already existing baskets) and then use the dyes to color em how I want?

    3. Wouldn't it be nice if we could make kegs of color fixative and scouring toxins? (I'm assuming those two probably aren't stackable but I could be wrong).
     
  2. Petra Fyde

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    Stacking: toxic venom sac, scouring toxin, dry reeds, venom vials, colour fixative, plant clippings, full (5 charge) dyes.
    Not stacking: pigment bottles, part used dyes.
    softened reeds I can't remember, but I think they don't stack
    Baskets aren't dyeble, you need to make in the colour you want.
     
  3. Percivalgoh

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    pigment bottles stack just not initially
     
  4. Kayne

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    Thats a really good idea. I hope a dev spots it
     
  5. Percivalgoh

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    Did anyone check to see if scouring toxin or color fixative can be put in a keg? They do stack by the way. Something interesting I noticed is if you use plain dye (from plain colored plants) it will turn all the leather into plain leather appearance and if you dye any metal item with it it will change the appearance to look like iron.
    eta: I checked and you can't put them in kegs
     
  6. Kayne

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    Percivalgoh - yes thats exactly what the plain dye is used for - also if you use scouring toxin on anything that was previously dyed it returns it to normal color.
     
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    I didn't know just tried it and thought that was neat. Scouring toxin to return to normal and plain to make barbed or horned into plain leather and valorite or verite into iron. I didn't really want to make dyes at first but made them as a result or growing plants for seeds of renewal and resources. Now I grow some plants just to get the dyes (and SOR)
     
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  9. elspeth

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    I did notice the baskets made from plain reeds are the closest we have to silver which fits well with what the plain dye will do to some stuff.

    Thanks for the responses guys :)