I arrived at my friend's house on Sunday night bearing gifts of beets and marigolds and dessicated bugs. We were egg dyeing, of course! And I wanted to experiment with natural dyes.
It took a very long soak indeed for the eggs to take up the color, but they came out well in the end. The light purple is from cochineal, the deep blues are from red cabbage, the light yellow is from marigold flowers, and the splotchy tan in the back is from beets.
They're so beautiful and painterly in this clear morning light.