Thursday, October 13, 2011

Walnut Dyebath Getting Started ......

Black Walnut Hulls For Natural Dyeing
If you're driving around at this time of year, you can't help but spot black walnuts dropped along the roadsides.  The crushed nuts and hulls & their distinctive brownish black stains are found along roads & driveways in the country & even in town.  Most people will let you pick them up if you ask.  Be sure to wear gloves, then either strip off the hulls or use the whole walnut, & soak in water for a couple of days.
Just Google "dyeing with walnuts" for all kinds of advice on how to do some dyeing. You can also concentrate the liquid & use it to stain wood & baskets
These walnuts came from the farm where we picked up the hay ..... you can see the trees in the background behind the corncrib with the longhorn steer hanging. 

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