Good morning, black walnut dye, & mini-retreat.

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I’m heading out for a short retreat

Going to unplug

So the Good morning photos will have a pause

During which time, the black walnut hulls will be dyeing paper.

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This was after 2 days of simply soaking

Then put on the stove to boil & simmer

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Then another couple days of simply sitting

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This morning I got out the trusty dye vat & strainer
(It looks like it has a grumpy face…)

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This is the black walnut dye after all these days

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Easy straining such large material

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Let all the goodness drain

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Gorgeous inky stuff

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In with the paper

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Cover it all up

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Repeat & repeat until all 18 sheets are submerged

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Then set somewhere to just sit undisturbed

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Next up will be with the Hopi Black Dye Sunflower seeds

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Till then,
Blessings

About Marneymae

small organic farmers are my heroes. has a deep appreciation for clean, running water. keeps a digging fork in the trunk of my car to move dead animals off the road. View all posts by Marneymae

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