Black Walnut

Black Walnut


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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