Saturday, April 11, 2009


We recently held an egg dyeing class using all natural materials. The preparation for the class included boiling turmeric, red cabbage, celery seed, spinach, carrots, and chamomile, individually for about 15 - 20 minutes each to extract the colors. We also made a good strong tea concentrate. After straining the concentrate, we added a touch of white vinegar to help set the color.

After you have hard boiled your eggs, and you have the concentrated natural dyes, it's a simple process to dip the eggs; or toss them in the dye and let them slowly color. You will notice that the eggs are a much lighter shade than the dye bath.

Beautiful subtle colors are produced from the natural dyes. Our Easter preparations are just about finished!


Aquarian Bath said...

Beautiful picture of the dying pots!

Marilyn Miller said...

I love natural dyed eggs. Several times I have used different teas and gotten different beautiful natural shades. What fun!

Nancy, Thanks so much for the Easter card. I loved it and am enjoying it sitting above my computer.

Filly said...

What a great post! I love the idea of using natural dyes for eggs. Something to definitely keep in mind for next year.