chestnuts in the oven in my Corning
ware pie dish - with a little water.
When the timer went off; I removed
the dish and discovered that the water
was brownish. oooh
I wondered if I could dye some fabric
with the shells...?
I searched google to see if anyone
had tried using the shells and to see
what they used and if they had good
results. - I couldn't find anything.
So... I put the shells in my stainless
steel pot and warmed the water (not boil-
Also, I used my tap water)
for about 1 hour and I started to see
Impatient that I am; I put a small piece
of fabric (already soaked in alum) in the
pot with the shells.
I left it in the pot overnight.
Towards the afternoon
I removed the fabric - nice color!
I rinsed it off (not washed yet)
and this is what it looks like.
It looks like a deep tan or a
light brown. So far I think it was
a success. I'll wait a couple of days
before I wash it to see how colorfast
I find that I'm getting addicted to