During the last two weeks, our black walnut tree has been raining black walnuts. I collected a bumper crop….
I soaked one ice cream bucketful of them in water for a week and then cooked them for several hours yesterday to make dye.
After straining out the nuts and husks, I added about a cup of vinegar, started it simmering again and then dumped in two skeins of undyed wool yarn.
The dye bath was very dark, so I only left the yarn in for about a half-hour. After cooling and rinsing, this is what I got: