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Young Acorn Caps

Plant/Non Human Collaborator: Young Acorn Caps


Forager/Dyer/Human Collaborator: Cydni Carter

Color/Fiber: Warm Brown on Linen mordanted with Alum Acetated


Date Foraged: August 7 2020


Location Foraged: Buckman Field, NE Portland


Dye Method: Stove Top


Recipe: I collected all the acorn caps dropped by the oak tree that never developed any meat. Just little nubs of caps. There were so many I didn't even use them all in this test – I used 50 grams for 50 grams of linen. An easy to find and wonderfully warm brown.