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October 13, 2012 at 11:58 pm #605190October 15, 2012 at 4:05 pm #773719
Do you mean like black walnuts that have just fallen from the tree with the green covering still? My neighbor has a tree like that and I bet he would be willing to part with them as they fall into his yard if that is what you are looking for.October 15, 2012 at 4:58 pm #773720
Thank you. How do I get ahold of your neighbor? I’m glad to pick them up.October 15, 2012 at 5:36 pm #773721
I will check with them. How much do you need?
I would also totally be interested in your dyeing process, as I am also a textile artist.October 15, 2012 at 11:26 pm #773722
Glad to share the process with you. Could do it at my place when I get the brew going. I’d like as many as I can have.October 15, 2012 at 11:33 pm #773723
ghar72ParticipantOctober 15, 2012 at 11:46 pm #773724
I am looking for windfall so if by chance you still have some on the ground that would be perfect!October 20, 2012 at 6:17 pm #773725October 20, 2012 at 7:37 pm #773726
We had 140 black walnut trees on our upstate NY property. As I recall it.. the green hulls were left on the ground to attract maggots. We racked them in piles to decompose the odor attracted the flies. The larvae digested the hull until it became dark and gooey and funky…. then it was ready to use as a stain. We sold them to textile and wood artisans in Woodstock. The deep funky color required the maggots though. We used the crushed shells as an abrasive for furniture refinishing. Never used the nut meat. (Wish I had that old property back… our barns were made with black walnut beams and posts and the stable boxes and floors were all 2″ thick plank! $$$$ !)November 11, 2012 at 6:59 pm #773727
I’m in Wallingford, but I’m looking at removing the hulls from and cracking the shells of a number of black walnuts in the neighborhood for the nut meats. So – if you need more hulls, you are welcome to what we generate. I’m trying to nail down the best process for cracking the shells – not easy.November 12, 2012 at 3:14 am #773728
I would love more hulls, let me know when and where and will be glad to pick them up. Can’t have too many for dyeing fabric. Big Thanks.November 13, 2012 at 6:00 pm #773729
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