Sunday, 20 April 2014

Easter Egg Fun! Naturally Dyed with Red Cabbage!

No sewing today! However I couldn't resist sharing this morning's madness.  Boiled cabbage Easter Eggs!  


Eggs, vinegar and chopped red cabbage.


Boiled hard.


Lifting the egg out part way through and it looks like nothing is happening.  If your eggs were brown at the start, most of the brown will now rub off.


It only rubs off when the egg is wet. Here you can see the paler egg colour beneath.


A rubbed down egg!


The eggs look purple when wet, but they dry to a bluey colour. Daubing more drops of the cabbage water onto the egg as it dries creates interesting patterns.


The result - an assorted pile of interesting egg colours.


Now they just need rolled down a hill somewhere. 

10 comments:

  1. They are lovely - I have never dyed eggs but as I have a total egg mountain at the moment this is another way of using some up!

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    1. Bit of messy fun. I peeled a cracked one - turns out the white goes a greeny colour.... hmmmm... Appetising NOT!

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  2. What a lovely idea - they look very pretty:)

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    1. Colours actually turn out prettier than the camera catches. Fun all the same!

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  3. I'm not even going to ask how you thought of this....but what an original idea. Lovely patterns and each one unique. Does anyone still roll eggs down hills?

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    1. Somewhere in our family tradition "rolling" an egg down hill became "hurling" it as hard and far as possible! So YES. It's a bit of a mad annual family event.

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  4. they look so pretty Sally - thank you for popping over to my blog x

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