Sunday, April 8

An Egg-celent Easter

There are at least three other things I might have (read: should have) been working on today, but I decided to experiment with a couple of egg dyeing techniques instead.

The first was one I had never tried before. I gathered leaves from my emerging gardens, wrapped them in sections of panty-hose, and boiled them in water and onion skins.
The second was one I tried for the first time last year with great results -- wrapping eggs with sari silk and an outer layer.

The difference was that this year I blew out my eggs in the hope that I might be able to save them.

Next year I'll just go with the temporary joy of these eggs. The blown-out shells were generally just too delicate to hold up to the routine I put them through. But, maybe I'm just a blow-hard with a rough hand.
Still, I was delighted with some of the results.
Happy Easter and Happy Passover!

9 comments:

  1. They're beautiful, Leslie. Happy day!

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  2. interesting article l read today...it states that if you boil the eggs for 4 hours..yes..4 hours....they will last for ever! Artist said she has eggs that her children had done 20 yuears ago...! lynda xx

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  3. oh forgot to say...eggs look great!

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  4. love your natural dyed eggs, just beautiful... happy easter!
    x

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  5. wow... these are beautiful... I haven't been near I dye pot since I left your house... boo hoo

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  6. I love your photo's here and these golden eggs. And I loved spending time with you , was it just over a week ago? Miss you! roxanne

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  7. These are beautiful, and I'm totally about the egg shape right now and altering them, but mine are plastic! You've really got great organics, here!

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  8. beautiful!! have you tried the 4 hour eggs yet? sounds like a good experiment.

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