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Doug R.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 1:36 am    Post subject: walnuts... Reply with quote

Is there anyone out there who could sell and ship me a few dozen green walnuts for some dying projects? No walnuts here in Alaska.
Thanks.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well OK, but they weigh a bit, and you will pay extra for quick shipping as I would not want them to sit in a box for the time it would take regular shipping to get them to you. Since I will be harvesting this month, for dying purposes too, I can weigh some of what I will have, and PM you the cost.

NOW would it not be more economic for me to ship you some conscentrated dye made from water and walnut hulls, with some iron oxide mordant, to you in a plastic jug? Assuming you don't want the full experience of using the actual walnuts? You would also not need to pay for expedited shipping..., for the dye would be bottled hot, and not have bugs or bacteria in it.

Some replies may come in from closer locations to you..., and thus be cheaper still.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey LD,
Well, I don't know. I've never done any natural dyeing before so I don't know which way would be better.
A gallon of concentrate, which would be mostly water ? weighs 8 lbs. and runs the risk of leaking, but would be easier on my end. On the other hand if you shipped the whole walnuts frozen in a plastic bag in a USPS $10 flat rate box they should arrive OK. I wonder how many you could get in one of those boxes because it doesn't matter how much it weighs.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An easier route to go would be to get some dried hulls from someone and use that to make your dye bath. I have periodically done that and it works out fine. If you can't find anyone to provide them for you Kyle Carroll sells some on his site: http://www.kylecarrollart.com/walnutdye.html
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 1:52 pm    Post subject: Walnut Dye Reply with quote

Turkeyfoot Traders out of missouri has powder walnuts. Might be more reasonable to order them that way.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK. These are things that I didn't know. I think that I'll go that route (the powdered or dried method for my first attempts at dyeing. It'll save LD the hassle of trying to get walnuts shipped to me. (Thanks, LD)

Thanks everyone.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used the crushed walnut hulls from Turkeyfoot Traders with good success, however, I have heard the green hulls are even better. If they were shipped Priority mail, they would arrive in about 3 days, and Priority mail is only very slightly more than regular mail.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never used green ones. I always waited till they start turning dark brown.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:36 pm    Post subject: Walnuts Reply with quote

I believe you can buy a bag of dried ground up walnut hulls from braintan.com for like 7$ or something like that. I think it would be cheaper on you and wouldn't have to worry about mold or mess or anything...Eric
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Geesh, ask anybody, I don't often go in for "hassles", but since this weekend I will be driving to an event along a road lined with walnut trees, and since I am stopping to get some for me, I could fill a box for you too. I do need an address though.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know the green hulls worked as well as the old rotted ones for dying traps I would ythink that they would work for gye one could let them age till mushy also, I used the rotted gooey ones as well for trap dye and they worked fine the stuff is in them no matter what stage they are in I believe.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can also buy logwood crystals from a trapping supply house and get the same result.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have never used the log wood with three black walnut trees in the back yard, I could stand by the half 55gall. barrel i used for dying and fill it with nuts
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