Walnuts

Look At This Dye Bath!

Let’s create a dye bath from ground walnut shells.

OAQFF WALNUT BATH
OAQFF JUG
OAQFF WALNUT DYE

First you need to strain the shells from the dye bath. I used a jar and a cheesecloth to strain the liquid from the ground shells.

Bentley Had To Inspect
Looks like Coffee

As I poured off the liquid I was amazed to see a coffee colour brown.

Grounds To Reuse

I will reuse these grounds but first I need to let my cheviot combed top and silk hankies dry so I can show you the results. I did three modifiers: cream of tartar, iron, soda ash, and citric acid. The soda ash had the biggest wow factor and the cream of tartar and citric acid were almost identical.

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-Keli

Author: Keli

I teach people how to use a support spindle and how to dye fibre with plants from my garden.

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