Ugg Boots have gained popularity over the past several years. The boots are made to keep feet warm in freezing temperatures and keep them cool during hot temperatures. These simple-looking boots have been copied and remade by other clothing and shoe distributors, but none still come close to the fit, style, comfort and warmth of Uggs. Uggs are made of Grade-A sheepskin. Because of this, the boots can be dyed.
Things You'll Need
Fill a large bucket with hot water. Fill the bucket so that the water is about 4 inches from the top.
Pour one packet of powder dye into a medium-sized bowl. Add 2 cups of hot water to the dye. Use a stainless steel spoon to dissolve the powder into the hot water. When the dye is dissolved, pour it into the bucket.
Run water over the first boot you’re about to dye. When soaked, place the first boot into the bucket.
Stir the water around the boot constantly to ensure that the color transfers evenly to the boot. Keep the boot in the water for 30 minutes.
Rinse the boot in warm water. Once water starts to run clear, run the boot in cold water. Allow the boot to air dry.
Repeat Steps 1 through 5 with the second boot. Since the water from the bucket has cooled, the process does need to be redone to ensure that the second boot takes the same amount of color.
Clean the bucket. Mix 2 oz. bleach and 4 oz. water. Scrub with a sponge. If you do not clean the bucket, it will be stained.
References and ResourcesRit Dye: Dyeing Techniques
Ugg Australia: Features and Benefits of Sheepskin