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First, I was going to post this to meaningless drivel, then to the cooking forum, and then it dawned on me that these can be SO BEAUTIFUL that's it's truly art. Much more stunning than those silly fake, toxic dyes.

This blogger has a How to Dye Easter Eggs Naturally Tutorial that is quite nice.

It's really close to what I used to do with my kids every year, though ours were not as dark as hers. My favorite thing to do was to use old pantyhose or cheesecloth and tie a sweet little leaf or flower onto the egg before dying it. Just exquisite, if you ask me.
 
                    
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my mother also used onion skins, which made an ocre like yellow,  and coffee grounds. 
 
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Elfriede B wrote:
my mother also used onion skins, which made an ocre like yellow,  and coffee grounds. 





Speaking of onions, some folks use the onion skins, and tie them on the egg with cheesecloth or just rubber bands and it makes a lovely mottled and veined pattern on the eggs.
 
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