A Good Egg (and more)

April 5, 2012 Posted by workingdesign in Arts, Featured

Easter, eggs and bunnies all go together. Besides the fun of the hunt for chocolate Easter eggs, I used to enjoy colouring the eggs when I was a kid and, later, with my own kids.

Last week I saw an article in the Globe and Mail about using natural dyes to colour eggs. Red beets, red cabbage, red wine and turmeric were featured. I tried various experiments with those dyes as well as a variety of resists: elastic bands, hair ties, wax. The results were very interesting and I’m sharing some here.

When I posted about this on my Facebook page I received a lot of comments and a few more suggestions. As a result, I wrapped some eggs in onion skins, tucked them into nylon stockings and boiled in water for about 20 minutes. Worth trying.

I’ve done quite a few additional experiments and I’ll be posting results on Facebook and to my Pinterest page (under Kris Klaasen) in the next few days.

BTW, I always thought the easter egg and bunny tradition had to do with fertility and the emergence of new life. Not so according to Wikipedia.

Happy Easter to you all!