I am so fortunate to have a magnificent walnut tree in the garden and from which I am able to make the most beautiful brown dye. The dye is made from the husks – not the nuts which are gathered in September and October.
Walnut leaves and husks yields a lovely rich dye which doesn’t require a mordant. It leaves the yarn very soft and shiny.
You can store the dye in glass storage containers. The dye may eat through plastic bottles if stored long term. The dye may also be stored in the freezer for future use.
If you are a basket maker you can use this dye to stain your baskets beautiful earthy tones
Wood can be stained using walnut dye.