Black Walnut Hulls, Juglans nigra, Natural Dye, Powder
Black walnut hulls are ground into a powder make this dye.
It was an important historical dye giving browns depending on the mordant used and water ph.
However, no mordant is required when dyeing with black walnut hulls. It contains enough tannic acid to act as a mordant. Tannic acid is the brown material in coffee and tea that leaves a stain.
Refer to a natural dye book for further details.
Mordants used in yarn samples in picture are left to right: alum, tin, iron.
The item purchased is plastic bag of black walnut hull powder in picture.
There should be enough to dye 1/2 plus pounds of dry fiber.
Pennsylvania State Sales Tax on this item applies if sent to a Pennsylvania address.
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