Friday, September 09, 2011

walnut browns


Collected on Wednesday - windfall from a local tree.


Soaked on Thursday.


Dyed today. Delighted with the richness of these shades. I've done a lot of dyeing this week. It feels good to use the harvest from this season, preparing cloth for winter stitching.

:: more walnut dye over here. Beautiful.

7 comments:

  1. beautiful results, did you cook?

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  2. you're so lucky with your harvest!
    beautiful blog

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  3. Thank you. @Jude, yes, simmered them for about an hour then let everything soak as it cooled.

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  4. very warm hues and lucky to have a tree nearby!

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  5. Just lovely colours I am in Tasmanian and waiting for my 3 large walnut trees to burst into Spring

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  6. It's a long time since I don't see green walnuts. My parents have some trees in the country, but I only see them already dry... I remember my mother telling me off when I was a child for my black fingers, after eating them.

    They make nce browns.

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  7. What a nice post. OK, My front yard is spotted with these, right now. I am going out to collect them. Last year we had not one. It is good to see you leading the way.

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