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Perhaps the best part of my work is hearing from people who have taken one of my projects and run with it. Elizabeth saw my recent PVC-dyeing hack and applied some real craftspersonship to the process, using the dye in two new ways that never would’ve occurred to me. The top cord has been tie-dyed and the bottom one resist-dyed.

The little stars were punched out of blue painter’s tape and applied to the cord before dyeing. I wouldn’t have thought the tape would hold up to the PVC solvent, but it clearly does. The edges are clean and sharp. More pics over at Frogget’s Crafts.

Thanks, Elizabeth, for reading, for doing, and for sharing. Fancy colored extensions cords may not change the world, but seeing these sure made my day. Cheers!

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I write for MAKE, serve as Technical Editor for MAKE magazine, and develop original DIY content for Make: Projects.


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  1. I had a thought about cable dyeing the other day. I was using the scope and commented to a friend that it’s good to put a marker on the scope probes to show which one is channel A. He noticed that although the probes were marked, the connectors at the scope end weren’t. We thought about using PVC dye to colour the entire thing, all the way from scope to probe. Haven’t tried it yet, though.

  2. Awesome! I love it!

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