You Asked, Kathy Answered: Dyeing With Walnut Hulls

We get lots of emails from customers about challenges with dyeing and needing Botanical Colors’ President Kathy Hattori’s help. Why not share the learning so we can all benefit? From our inboxes to you, it’s simple: You Asked, Kathy Answered. Email [email protected] with your plea for help! YOU ASKED: I have tried several times to dye cotton with black walnut husks, but the color always seems to wash out. I collect husks, boil them, strain them and add fiber. Sometimes I’ve pre-treated it in alum. Other times not. The color, which in the vat is a deep brown washes out. … Read more