I've spent the last few days dyeing with the husks, using up old skeins of white fibres I spun way, way back when the earth was cooling. I stuffed the husks into pieces of nylon pantyhose, ground the dyestuff using a mortar and pestle and let the package soak in hot water overnight. I then boiled out the dyestuff in a stainless steel pot. I added my wet skeins, brought the dyebath to a simmer and then turned off the heat, allowing the skeins to cool in the pot before I washed, rinsed and dried them.
The colours are not as strong as I used to get, but considering that the husks were old and I didn't have more than about 60grams/ 2 ounces of them per pot, I'm pleased with the results:
From left to right, we have 2 skeins of chain plied merino yarn, 2 ply wool with an iron mordant and a skein of chain plied angora/silk, also mordanted with iron in the dyepot. I particularly like the angora skein; this is not a colour I use or wear, but it's a pretty taupey-grey that I think will work well in a cowl or a wimple. It's a very "bunny" colour.
All the colours are subtle, much like the markings on this guy: