later this same day:
i'll be back.
so a bit later:
the walnut vat is not big. and i have used a lot of it already. so the first issue was dipping the jacket in the pot which was not going to happen. so i asked myself what if i paint the dye on. and i had a moment of cold feet. so i pulled out a sample i had hanging around with some weaving on it and i tried it.
i am definitely going to lose color after washing. but i will let it dry and soak in for a while. some dye is settling to the bottom and making the hem darker. but that could be cool. it stopped raining for a bit. and it will get rinsed when the rain starts again.
i will let the day decide.
the rain has stopped again. i am looking.