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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Attention Easter Egg Dyers::: Natural Egg Dyes

what is a dyer?? 
someone who dyes clothing or at Easter time eggs

If you have the tradition of dyeing Easter eggs then you most likely are a dyer. As for me I love to dye Easter eggs. It is an Easter tradition that has been passed down through the years. There are many ways to dye or color eggs. One fun way as well as scientific natural way is to color eggs using natural dyes.

Start with raw, white shelled egg.s Place eggs in pan in a single layer. Cover eggs with cold water. Bring water to boil, reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes.

In another bowl add 1 teaspoon of white vinegar. You will need a bowl for each natural dye you plan to use. The more eggs you are dying the more dye you will need to use. The more dye you use the darker the color will be.

Take a slotted spoon to see if the egg is desired color. If the egg is ready take the hot dye liquid and rinse eggs in cold water to stop eggs from cooking. Change the water til it stays cool in fridge.

Natural Dyes may include:
Red - Pink -- lots of red onion skins, cranberry juice, or frozen raspberries.

Orange -- Yellow onion skins

Brown -- Red beet skins or grape juice (produces a beautiful sparkling tan), coffee.

Yellow -- Saffron, tumeric or cumin, orange or lemon peels, or celery seed.

Green -- spinach, or carrot tops and peels from Yellow Delicious apples for a yellow-green.

Blue -- Red cabbage leaves make the most incredible robin's-egg blue.

Deep Purple -- Red wine makes a beautiful burgundy color

For best results:

* Use filtered or distilled water instead of tap water that will work against the dye
* For deeper colors, use more dyestuff or let the eggs soak longer.
* For even coverage, cook eggs in a pot large enough to hold enough water and dyestuff to completely cover the eggs, even after some of the liquid has evaporated during the 15 minute of boiling.
* Again, for even coverage, if you continue to soak the eggs in the refrigerator after cooking, make sure the eggs are completely covered with the dye liquid.
* Blot the eggs dry or allow them to air dry, as for some colors the dye will rub off while still wet.
* Make sure eggs of different colors are completely dry before piling them up in a bowl together, as wet dye from one egg can transfer to another.

Shared this informational how to Easter post at
Over the Moon Party

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