I believe there should be a way to choose the type of dye you want to use. Or is there some way to do that already? For instance, I want to make blue cloaks as per my guards' uniform template, but when I dye the thread I cannot designate the workshops to only use dimple dye; conversely, I cannot specify the clothier's shops to only use blue dyed thread when making cloaks. The only way I see around this is to forbid the respective dyes you don't want to use and/or the wrong-colored thread when making the end product, but there really should be a better way to do this. --Bronzebeard 04:26, 4 May 2010 (UTC)
- The only other way I can think of is to 'd'ump the blue threads into a quantum stockpile near the clothier, then proceed to make cloaks. He'll choose the closest unforbidden material. 220.127.116.11 20:04, 15 May 2010 (UTC)
- burrows are a great way to ensure that youre producers are using the material you want them to.
The 40d version of this article has a "Value" column on the far right. Does anyone know if dye in the current version has different values?
can't dye imported cloth?
I've been using dye on cloth for awhile in my fort to some success. I've got some imported cloth that clearly is not dyed upon close inspection, and I have dye on hand, but when i order the workshops to 'dye cloth' the job is immediately canceled due to not having '10,000 units of dyeable cloth' --18.104.22.168 04:56, 11 September 2010 (UTC)
- Are you certain the cloth has not been used by your hospital? If an item of cloth has been used as a bandage, it's no longer considered a stack of 10,000 and won't be valid for the usual workshop-related tasks. Even if your hospital was well stocked with cloth for bandages, it's not guaranteed that your medical dwarves used what was stocked in the hospital - they pick materials based on proximity when they initially "pick up" the job. It is also possible that a medical dwarf took something out of the hospital, but that item was replaced by a hauler before the bandaging was finished, so the cloth used as a bandaged was returned to the cloth stockpile (because the hospital no longer has room for it). Niveras 15:27, 11 September 2010 (UTC)
- I'm experiencing the same problem, although for me it's not imported cloth, but the initial embark cloth.--22.214.171.124 22:37, 25 January 2012 (UTC)
Does anyone know if Adamantine strands can be dyed before turning them into cloth? I'm running parallel adamantine production and dyed cloth production, and I don't know if I should be checking my dyed threads for being adamantine. --Aescula 08:37, 1 December 2010 (UTC)