Extracted from walnut hulls, this dye gives a rich brown. A mordant is not needed, but alum can be used to alter the colour (usually gives a more yellow - brown hue). To develop the colour, the extract needs to be simmered for 2 hours and left overnight before adding the fibre.
50g walnut extract dyes up to 250g wool to a dark shade with an exhaust bath that can be used for multiple lighter shades.
Try this! Over dyeing with madder to get a rich burgundy.
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