My first experiment with natural dye powder. So, this is coreopsis extract, I mixed 0.5 teaspoon of the dye powder with 250ml of boiling water, added a pinch of alum. Put the plain egg in when it was still slightly warm, because I was just too curious. As a result, rich gold, quite fast – maybe 15 min. or so. I used an old unemptied chicken egg, it was partially dried out due to sitting on a desk for a few months, had to weigh it down with a spoon so it doesn’t float.

And here is the second egg dyed (the one with a pattern), this one took longer about half an hour, but is looking ok still.

Oh yes, and I almost forgot, it smells beautifully of honey!

For more eggs dyes with coreopsis, see coreopsis tag.