"Acorns are high in tannin, a chemical that is used in leatherwork and for dyeing cloth and other fibrous items. For centuries, Native Americans and Asians have used Acorns as a wild food, cooking the nut meat to remove the tannin before ingesting the Acorns. For me, as a quilter and dyer, my interest in Acorns lies in the natural mordant abilities. I use Acorns to set dyes with cotton and linen fabrics. So as I gather Acorns, I collect the caps, the shells, and the nut with the shell since..."