Monday, April 10, 2017

natural egg dye just in time for easter

hi hey hello! i'm back just in time for eggs! (that link has last year's eggs+ a master list of eggs past at the bottom of the entry)

believe it or not, i had never used natural dyes for eggs before. if you haven't either, just know that you can use beets

red cabbage,

onion skins,

and turmeric

to make some cool hues.

the recipe for all the veg:  2 cups of veg boiled for 20 min in 2 cups of water with 1 tablespoon of white vinegar added.

turmeric is only different in that it's 2 tablespoons of turmeric  boiled for 20 min in 2 cups of water with 1 tablespoon of white vinegar added.

easy peasy. your eggs will wait patiently while you boil.

be forewarned though-- it's kinda smelly, so ventilate well unless you enjoy boiled cabbage smell permeating everything forever and ever until the end of time.

here are my eggs being all dramatic. omg, i'm dying. (*groan*)

times in the dye vary depending on how dark you want your eggs to be. i think most of these took about 30 min minimum. just, you know, rotate your eggs periodically and check their progress. remove from dye when you're happy with them.

anyway, finished results! here's turmeric.

turmeric and beet.

turmeric, beet and onion skin.

and turmeric, beet, onion skin and red cabbage. yes! boiled red cabbage makes blue dye!

here's the group shot under a warmer light source.

coming up later this week:  more fun with other dyes! and, if i can find the time, some slice and bake cookies.

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