Saturday, June 15, 2013

Dying wool with natural colour made from oak tree nuts

Astakos was very famous for its oak tree forest. The whole town used to earn a living by collecting the oak tree nuts and selling it to produce colours for dying leather and cloth.
Last week we had a special visitor at school. A grandmother came to school, talked to us about these past times and showed us the traditional way of spinning wool. We then put oak nuts into boiling water and observed it taking a nice brown colour. We dyed our wool in it, let it dry and used it for weaving.


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