[Herbalist] RE: Black Walnut redux

Wendy Freeman/Otte wyllowmacm at netscape.net
Tue Nov 6 13:40:29 PST 2001

Leather dye cannot be processed like fabric dye (leather does strange things in hot water).  There is a recipe in the Plictho - I think it uses an alcohol or oil base instead of water.  I'll try to remember to look it up when I get home.
The fabric method is to cover the hulls in water and set on a warm hearth to ferment for a few weeks.  It smells worse than an indigo vat!  (I sealed them in plastic cider jars and put them near my stove. I vented them when I wanted some peace in the house.)

-H.L. Wyllow MacMuireadhaigh, Ansteorra

>From: "Christine Seelye-King" <kingstaste at mindspring.com>
>To: "Herb List" <herbalist at ansteorra.org>
>Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2001 15:23:20 -0500
>Subject: [Herbalist] Black Walnut redux
>Reply-To: herbalist at ansteorra.org
>My apologies for coming back to this subject, but my lord has just acquired
>a largish box of black walnut hulls, which he wants to make black leather
>dye out of.  I should have been paying attention to the wonderful
>information that was being dispensed here, but since I didn't, can someone
>who saved most of it please copy me directly so as not to re-clutter the
>list with it?
>Our most pressing need is to know how to process the hulls themselves, which
>we just discovered are a breeding ground for maggots (in the back of my
>truck) :P
>Thank you,
>Mistress Christianna
>kingstaste at mindspring.com
>Herbalist mailing list
>Herbalist at ansteorra.org
>End of Herbalist Digest
--Wendy F. Otte

"To err is human

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