I had never tried
eco dyeing Easter Eggs.
I think everyone else I know in the whole wide world
has dyed Easter Eggs with onion skins...
Well, I had not,so
today was the day!
I loaded a bunch of red onion skins,
courtesy of our CSA farmer friend,
into my big aluminum kettle,
simmered them for a while,
strained some of the 'liquor'
into another smaller pot,
added a dollop of vinegar
I snipped a few ferns from our garden
and gently pressed them against the egg
with a bit of panty hose
tied off the ends,
and added them to the pot.
I think the color would have been a bit more pleasing
had I not left them in the bath so long,
but I wanted to make sure I got some color,
and they just didn't look
I do love how they turned out,
but I will not bathe them as long
I also dyed some without any leaf resist,
and used both gold and white ink
to decorate these.
Here they all are:
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