Dyed Easter Eggs Recipes: aa031901c

These Easter eggs and wool were all dyed using foods and spices that I found in my kitchen.

cabbage dye

Red Cabbage

 

  • Cut the red cabbage into thin slices and place into a pot filled with water
  • Cook the cabbage until tender and there is lots of colour in the water
  • Pour the liquid into a jar
  • Add the cooked egg into the jar and let it sit overnight

Red Cabbage -Dark blue:

  • Add a teaspoon of vinegar into the dyebath and stir, before adding the egg

Purple:

  • After dyeing the Dark Blue egg, I put some fleece into the dye jar (Tin mordant)
  • Since it looked like there was lots of dye left in the jar, I also added another egg into the dye, placing it under the wool to keep the egg covered in the dye

beets dye

Pickled Beets

 

  • Pour the liquid from a jar of pickled beets into the dye jar
  • Heat for 2 – 3 minutes in the microwave
  • Add the hard boiled egg into the beet juice and let it sit overnight
  • Remove the dyed egg from the dye bath and let it dry on a piece of paper.
  • The lighter coloured egg was dyed in the second dyebath with some wool mordanted in Tin

rosehip dye

Rosehip Tea

 

  • Fill a clean dye jar with water.
  • Add 2 Rosehip tea bags to the jar
  • Heat in the microwave 2-3 minutes
  • Place the hardboiled egg into the jar and let it sit overnight.
  • Remove the dyed egg and place on a piece of paper to dry.

currant dye

Blackcurrant Tea

 

  • Fill a clean dye jar with water
  • Add 2 Black Currant tea bags to the jar
  • Heat in the microwave 2-3 minutes
  • Place the hardboiled egg into the jar and let it sit overnight
  • Remove the dyed egg and place on a piece of paper to dry

turmeric dye

Turmeric

 

  • Fill a dye jar with water
  • Add 1/2 tsp. ground Turmeric and stir
  • Heat the jar in the microwave 2 – 3 minutes
  • Add the hard-boiled egg into the dye jar and let it sit overnight
  • Remove the egg from the dye jar and place on a piece of paper to dry

cumin dye

Cumin

 

  • Fill a dye jar with water
  • Add 2 tsp. ground Turmeric and stir
  • Heat the jar in the microwave 2 – 3 minutes
  • Add the hard-boiled egg into the dye jar and let it sit overnight
  • Remove the egg from the dye jar and place on a piece of paper to dry

Spinach

 

  • Cook spinach greens and drain the liquid into a clean dye jar
  • Add the hard-boiled egg into the dye jar and let it sit overnight
  • Remove the egg from the dye jar and place on a piece of paper to dry

Coffee

 

  • Pour some strong coffee into a dye jar
  • Place the hard-boiled egg into the jar
  • Let it sit overnight or for a few days to get a darker colour

Natural Dye Books
Harvesting Color: How to Find Plants and Make Natural Dyes
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Botanical Colour at your Fingertips
A Weaver’s Garden: Growing Plants for Natural Dyes and Fibers
Eco Colour: Botanical Dyes for Beautiful Textiles
Wild Color, Revised and Updated Edition: The Complete Guide to Making and Using Natural Dyes

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