Black Walnut Shells ~ Dye Colour Earthy light and dark browns
*Cultivated in the USA
Black Walnuts are a pleasure to dye with, the first dye bath will give a beautiful deep earthy brown colour and the second dye bath a light brown. Black Walnut Dye works best on silk and wool fibres.
Black Walnut is used in many different areas from dye to cosmetics to medicine.
50% ground or 100% whole Black Walnuts Soaked overnight
After you have soaked the Walnuts in cold water overnight bring to 80 degrees Celsius for one hour.
Strain out the shells/powder and add mordanted fibre/fabric.
bring to 80 degrees for 1 hour.
Leave overnight or 12 hours for deeper results.
Rinse and dry.