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natural dyeing with black walnut hulls

Posted by Melanie Hasan on

Black walnuts are fun and super easy to dye with. The hulls have tannin in them, therefore a mordant is not necessary. Black walnuts create a lovely earth tone brown, and can be shifted to a darker brown with an iron modifier. Deep browns develop when exposed to oxygen. Its color is derived from juglone that creates reddish- browns (found in hair dyes), and other pigments of the fruit.
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