the old. old. rusted. cast iron pot.
Oak galls. "Oak galls are the result from the puncture of the bark of the young twigs of Oak trees by the female Gallwasp, Cynips Gallae-tinctorae, who lays eggs inside. Oak galls are very high in tannin and are therefore good for producing true blacks, greys, and buffs as well as "saddening" other dyes. " renaissance dyeing.com
primitiveways.com/black_dye Dino Labiste clear instructions and beauty FULL photographs
Robin Wall Kimmerer "the next step in our cultural evolution, if we are to persist as a species on this beautiful planet, is to expand our protocols for gratitude to the living earth".
Robin Wall Kimmerer gives the word: reciprocity. I look it up: the practice of exchanging for mutual benefit...mutual well being.
not so much the concept of sustainability. That infers repeating what GIVES. over and over. ie a sustainable lifestyle.
Reciprocity. Reciprocity means Earth gives. We give back.
thinking. what do we give back here? This is the single most important question. What do we give Back?