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Dyeing Easter eggs
Carol
04/17/11
We dye eggs every year for Easter and use some of the techniques for making pisanky where we apply wax and dye, apply more wax, then dye in a different color, but we use standard food coloring rather than the toxic egg dyes that are traditionally used. In recent years we've noticed a lot of blotching coming out once the eggs are dyed and set to dry. I haven't been able to come up with a solution to this problem. Our decorating comes out so pretty but it gets ruined when the blotches show up. They look like water spots. It makes me wonder if the foam egg cartons we are using might be the culprit. I don't remember this happening years ago when all we had was paperboard containers. Or are eggs being processed differently? I read that organic eggs are best for dyeing but I haven't been able to find white organics. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
ellen
04/17/11
The foam egg cartons do not dry like the cardboard ones did. Try drying on a cookie rack and see if that makes a difference.
 
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