Sunday, April 21, 2019

Happy Easter

I tried my hand at natural-dyed Easter eggs, and these are my first  attempts. While not exactly perfect, they do please me. Here are the steps:

1. Take eggs, warm from the nest. 

2. Rinse them off, then poke holes in each end and blow gently to get the insides out.

3. Wrap them tightly in old pantyhose with tiny leaves and flowers pressed up against their sides. 

4. Simmer the wrapped eggs in a pan filled with onion skins and water. I'm going to use some of this onion skin dye to color some handspun yarn. Such a rich color!

For some much clearer directions and some stunning examples, please visit the Made By Barb blog post, Easter Eggs Printed With Botanicals.

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