brewing potions

I am always on the watch for substances that can play a role in the dyepot. These acorns were gathered from the pavements of a nearby village some months ago, many with the husks already conveniently crushed by passing feet.

Now begins the task of separating tannin-rich husk from the protein-rich meat to create mordant baths/dyeing assists for cellulose fibres. Piggies in Portugal would just eat them.

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roaming on a rainbow

last week the School of Nomad Arts roamed to Rainbow Beach to film some segments for 'Conscious Clothing', discovering curious exudations from the land, and watching marvels in the sky as the smoke from nearby "controlled burning" played with the afternoon sun

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