Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Homemade Butternut Dye

On a recent trip to Grandma's house, the kids helped make homemade butternut dye the way they used to back in the Civil War.  My aunt found the recipe here. 
Here are the walnut shell pieces in the pot.

The bottom t-shirt is white, the top 2 are butternut.
People also used coffee and tea to color fabric or crochet doilies like this one:

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