D15 of August Break: My Favorite Natural Dyes

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Oak galls (or Oak apples, as they're sometimes called) fascinate me. They are a result of  the puncture of the bark of an Oak tree by the female Gallwasp, Cynips Gallae-tinctoriae, who lays its eggs inside. Five to seven cm in diameter, they make a smokey grey or black dye. Beautiful. Thank you to … [Read more...]