|Prep for the annual Easter egg dying session.|
This year, Larry said he found a new technique for egg dying. Supplies required: a leaf, nylon stockings or panty hose, and a twist tie. For the fabric dyers out there, this is a shibori resist dying technique.
|Larry prepares the clover resist for dying.|
Larry used a clover as the resist and the process worked quite well. The veins in the leaves and the stem were quite pronounced.
|Two eggs using the leaf resist method.|
I worked with my crayons and drew free-motion quilting designs on the eggs. I found a metallic lime green in the crayon box that got good results. Rubber band resists is also an easy technique that works well. And if you can get the brown eggs, they offer a warmer undertone and beautiful darker nuances to the otherwise bright colored dyes.
|Free-motion quilting designs and rubber band resists.|
|Colored Easter eggs: which is your favorite?|