Color Easter Eggs with Natural Dyes

These beautiful Easter eggs are colored with dyes made from beets, onions and blueberries. Rosalind Creasy
These beautiful Easter eggs are colored with dyes made from beets, onions and blueberries. Rosalind Creasy

By Rosalind Creasy

When Alex, my 10 year old grandson, came to stay with me during spring break, he was eager to color Easter eggs. Also, I hadn’t seen Jody Main, my friend and an Easter egg maven, for far too long — what a perfect excuse for a visit!

When we entered Jody’s farmhouse kitchen, there was a table with teacups full of dyes and a big bowl of eggs ready to go. Alex and I had great fun, and we learned a lot that afternoon about colors and which combinations produce which colors. We went home with cartons full of unique eggs.

After years of dying eggs with a wide range of botanical sources, Josy had streamlined the dyeing procedure. She had narrowed the necessary ingredients down to three…to continue click on link: Natural Dyes

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