|Preparing beetroot for making a natural dye.|
Beetroot is a brilliant natural dye, as anyone who has ever accidentally dropped beetroot juice in their clothing will know. To make a dye from it, chop fresh beetroot into chunks (you can leave the skin on) and boil it in enough water to cover it. Turn off the heat and leave the beetroot to infuse the water. After a few hours, strain and jar the water, You can place hard boiled eggs or just egg shells into the dye and leave them there for several hours to take on the colour.
The same method can ebe used to make a dye with onion skins. You need to use quite a lot of onion skins but the results are pretty, eypecially if you use stickers on white eggs.
|Take an egg.|
|Stick star-shaped stickers onto it.|
|Place it in the dye and leave it until the desired colour has been reached.|
|Dyed with a mixture of red and brown onion skins.|
|Brown egg shells dyed with homemade onion skin dye.|
|White egg shells dyed with homemade beetroot dye. I love the shade that the inside of the eggs has taken on here.|