When Acorns are in Abundance

This fall I collected a bucket of acorns.  Taking about 20 I soaked them in a pot of water that was kept on a wood stove where heat was induced for about 2 weeks.  The more time went on - the richer the brown became.  Eventually I felt it was time to try out the colour.  Before starting I removed the acorns and let the stock cool overnight.  I wound a fine spun silk skein of about 50g which I de-gummed and wet out fully before using.  Starting fresh in the morning I threw the silk in the pot and simmered (careful!  silk doesn't like it too hot) for a few hours and then let to cool.  Rinsed the silk in tempered water and let dry.

A little something extra for the gather . . .
An excellent article I stumbled upon when researching other uses.
Check out - Acorn: more than a survival food.  

dani ortman