Natural Egg Dyeing

March 16, 2015

We hope everyone had a lovely mothers day weekend! We spent the weekend natural egg dyeing (our first attempt) and were rather pleased with the results! After searching the internet, we gathered some basic instructions (they do vary), and then the fun began! We chose red cabbage to get a range of blue tones, and it still amazes that these beautiful colours are the result of simmering quarter of a chopped red cabbage in water for 20-30 minutes. After you have the desired dye colour (the darker the better) strain and add 2 tablespoons of white wine vinegar. We hard boiled a mix of white eggs and quail eggs, and when both the eggs and the dye were at room temperature, we placed the eggs in the dye for varying times. The lightest one, was in the dye for 15 minutes, the darkest one for over 12 hours. The below image is of the darkest one, a wonderful rich blue!
The quail eggs came out a beautiful aqua colour, which we love mixed with the natural brown speckled patterns. The different colour and egg shapes look lovely in our off white divided dish, a perfect display for your easter table! We got slightly over excited and photograph happy over our dyed eggs, so we will be posting more egg and easter inspiration later in the week....
Thank you to our dear friend Kate Sherman and her daughter Bea for supplying the white eggs and helping with the dyeing!