Thursday, March 20, 2008

Natural Easter Eggs

Hard to believe it's Easter Weekend already. I saw a neat article about natural Easter Egg dyes in P. Allen Smith's newsletter this week.

That brought back memories... his article mentions using red onion skins boiled in water to create a red dye. I remember neighbors who wrapped the raw eggs in red onion skins, tied them on with thread, and boiled the eggs in their onion skin wrapping. Lovely marbled effects.

If you draw a design on the eggshell before dying with some paraffin or white candle wax, the natural dyes won't stick, and you'll have a white on color design.

I'm sitting here this evening admiring the full moon and (for a change) a starry sky, and thinking how many events come together this week. The Spring equinox, the Easter celebration, and the daffodils blooming in my yard.

Happy Easter everyone.

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