Books: Painted Eggs by Heidi Haupt-Battaglia

My parents found this book somewhere, and I really like what’s in it, the eggs are beautiful, and some of them very different. Something that is of interest to us is a small section on dyes that includes the information and photos of eggs dyed with natural dyes. What is of special interest, is the wood ash mordant that she used with great results. See yourself in the photos below.

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Last two weeks

Made some more eggs, some were attempts to copy Lithuanian drop-pull eggs, while others were inspired by Lithuanian patterns. A number of dyes – two of coreopsis (extract and fresh), elderflower (dried), sappan wood, madder, saskatoon berries (frozen), I think that’s it though I might have forgotten something. Mainly with alum, one egg had sappan wood with iron on background.