We have a white walnut tree (or butternut tree) in the yard and all of the nuts are falling to the ground. I would love to use the hulls to dye a little bit of yarn to make a scarf. My grandfather picked up the nuts somewhere and had my dad plant them in the yard. My grandfather died, but the trees came up the next year. We transplanted them to our yard and only one lived. It's huge now and has a full load of nuts. Anyone know how to use them to dye yarn? It's more sentimental than anything, but I'd still like to dye a yarn that I could actually knit and wear. The hulls stain your hands just like black walnuts although maybe a little lighter color.
I've looked around the net a bit, but haven't found anything that tells me what to do.