This year instead of onion skins I decided to try a different natural dye… red cabbage! I shredded up the cabbage, brought it to a boil in a pot of 4 cups of water and then simmered it for twenty minutes. When that was done, I strained out the left over cabbage, let it cool and then added a tablespoon of vinegar and a pinch of baking soda.
I plopped my blown out eggs into my jars of dye and let them sit over night. In the morning I removed some beautifully naturally colored eggs!
Oh I forgot to mention I added a little turmeric to one of the dye baths and the results came out green!
It’s a long process that requires patience, but it’s very meditative and the results are thrilling. One of my favorite craft times of the year!