acorns in the dyepot

recently when i was up north, i gathered a small amount of acorns.  i wondered how they would work for a little shibori workshop i might teach next year. here is a page from the notes and swatches journal- (on old silk)

fall dyer's notebook-acorns

fall dyer’s notebook-acorns

and who knew how good simmering acorns smelled?  (jude of course…)
their beauty astounds.

acorn dyepot

acorn dyepot

so, a little wondering while i continue packing up for the show.

 

 

 

 

6 thoughts on “acorns in the dyepot

  1. Kim

    Had I known you were interested…. My parents said they had a huge crop of acorns this year. They’re edible also, I believe. I mean by people, not just those obnoxious squirrels.

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    1. shiborigirl Post author

      maybe next year? currently my dogs are guarding the persimmon tree from pesky squirrels! if they don’t- darn squirrels will take a bite out of each and every one as they ripen!

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  2. Elaine Ambler

    I always thought squirrels were so cute, I guess that’s because we don’t have them in Australia! We have cute possums, they do the same sort of damage, they also will get into the roof to nest, I have one coming into my studio, through the adjoining garage! They make a mess and knock things over, really a nuisance even though they are cute!!

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    1. shiborigirl Post author

      smells like a delicious tea!and wasn’t that a great little book? her book signing in SF is Sunday- wish i was going… it will be grand. can’t wait to have my own copy to read.

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