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Natural Egg Dying
By Featured Instructor on Mar 10, 2012
Easter is right around the corner and this is the year that you could dazzle everyone with something a little special – naturally dyed Easter eggs. The art of decorating eggs has been around for a long time. Most of us are familiar with the brightly colored pellets that fizz when dropped in water and offer a palette of primary colors. We've also seen elaborate Faberge eggs, or tried our hand at wax-dripped eggs or glued-on decorations.
But did you know that plant-based dyes are among the oldest, safest--and easiest--ways to create a jewel box of colors to grace your springtime table?
Join us at the Gardens on Tuesday, April 3rd (6 - 7:30 pm) as we dive into dyeing! You'll learn how to create gorgeous eggs with all kinds of easy-to-find materials. You'll also take home eggs in rich hues, as well as a list of ingredients to try out yourself. This class is open to families with children 7 and up (accompanied by an adult), so get everyone into the egg-dyeing act! Register online or call 720-865-3580.
Guest Blogger: Ellen Hertzman
Ellen Hertzman has worked at the Gardens since 2007, working with visitors and volunteers in a number of roles. Outside of work, Ellen wrangles a pair of mutts, makes quilts, and tries to keep her own garden somewhat under control. She is still eating the proceeds of last summer’s harvest, and looking forward to spring finally arriving!