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    Does anyone know any possible way to get black walnut stains off of my hands? I shelled about 1 five gallon bucket and I have about 3 more to go. I did about a half a bucket yesterday with regular garden gloves on and my hands were a little stained. So today, I wore latex gloves like my mom suggested and now my thumbs are black and I shelled just as many.

    Iíve tried soap and hot water, shampoo, face wash, WD-40, Vaseline, lemon juice, salt, bleach, and lotion, all to no prevail. Any other ideas or cures??

    The only good thing, it won't wear off on anything, so I can still quilt!

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    Try some hand cleaners from the automotive store. I believe one of them is called "Goop" another is "Goof Off". I don't know if they will work but could be worth a try.
    Those walnuts will taste really good in some pumpkin bread this fall!! (and fudge...can't forget fudge!)

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    Time and washing lots of dishes.

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    Just get out your gloves. A lady always wears gloves. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Selena
    Time and washing lots of dishes.
    that's what I was going to say. . .

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    Try some coconut oil. Kroger and Walmart sell it in a 1 quart jar in with the other shortenings and oils. It runs around 5.00, no need to buy the high dollar virgin cold pressed oil for this job.

    I always try to remove stains or tough dirt with like substances. Coconuts and walnuts - nuts!

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    Oh, I wish I lived closer to you. What a wonderful wealth of natural dye for fabric. :lol:

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    Oh!!!! Lucky you having Black Walnuts!!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Selena
    Time and washing lots of dishes.
    Always works.

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    So, gonna share those ol' hulls with us, Ms. Black Hand? They're great for staining fabric for that 'primitive' look.

    http://www.ehow.com/how_6704276_remo...ains-skin.html

    Tells how to remove the stains from hulls. Some of the other ehow posts address removing wood staining products, not the real gen-u-ine black walnut. Get the right one.

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    just a thought... I wonder if makeup remover would help?

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    Next time just pickle them before the shell gets hard, then you won't have to worry about them

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    Now you know why the ladies used to use them for hair color in the old days. I remember stained fingers as a kid. Guess that's why grandmom always had us kids do it.ha ha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenheron
    So, gonna share those ol' hulls with us, Ms. Black Hand? They're great for staining fabric for that 'primitive' look.

    http://www.ehow.com/how_6704276_remo...ains-skin.html

    Tells how to remove the stains from hulls. Some of the other ehow posts address removing wood staining products, not the real gen-u-ine black walnut. Get the right one.
    I also use walnut hulls to stain my basket weavig materials. Makes beautiful baskets!

    :-D

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    How do you pickle them ? does it effect the flavor at all ? My parents have a blk walnut tree and I thought about gathering some for fudge .
    Quote Originally Posted by Liz aka Helen
    Next time just pickle them before the shell gets hard, then you won't have to worry about them
    :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glassquilt
    Just get out your gloves. A lady always wears gloves. :)
    This little lady was wearing latex gloves under garden gloves but my hands are still stained. I think I might have gotten a whole in the thumb :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by redkimba
    Oh, I wish I lived closer to you. What a wonderful wealth of natural dye for fabric. :lol:
    I never thought of that!! I may have to take some small pieces of fabric out with me tomorrow. A project is already brewing!!

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    Hey, let us know if the oil works to get the stains off.

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    Time is the only thing I've ever heard takes it off. would like to know if you find somehting that works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimscruzer
    How do you pickle them ? does it effect the flavor at all ? My parents have a blk walnut tree and I thought about gathering some for fudge .
    Quote Originally Posted by Liz aka Helen
    Next time just pickle them before the shell gets hard, then you won't have to worry about them
    :-D
    You have to in a brine solution, they go well with game meat, pate, crackers and cheese. It is an English thing.d definitely an aquiard taste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redkimba
    Oh, I wish I lived closer to you. What a wonderful wealth of natural dye for fabric. :lol:
    Can I PLEASE have step by step on how to dye the fabric with Black Walnut hulls

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    And that is why they were used to "dye" fabric back when. Also cut the nuts into slices and used as buttons.

    Quote Originally Posted by sarahrachel
    Does anyone know any possible way to get black walnut stains off of my hands? I shelled about 1 five gallon bucket and I have about 3 more to go. I did about a half a bucket yesterday with regular garden gloves on and my hands were a little stained. So today, I wore latex gloves like my mom suggested and now my thumbs are black and I shelled just as many.

    Iíve tried soap and hot water, shampoo, face wash, WD-40, Vaseline, lemon juice, salt, bleach, and lotion, all to no prevail. Any other ideas or cures??

    The only good thing, it won't wear off on anything, so I can still quilt!

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    ummmmmmmm black walnuts......yes bread and fudge...reminds me of a candy store that sold that black walnut fudge...many years ago.

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    No but I will take the Black Walnuts off your hands! As a kid that was the only walnut I knew (lived in Missouri). Still love them but they are really scarce in Georgia.

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