Thursday, March 28, 2013
madder eggs, red threads
Madder dyed eggs for the Easter table.
The foliage we used to make our patterns had to be dug out from under a foot of snow, but this is such a positive spring activity, and the madder glows so beautifully it's hard not to get excited about the coming season.
The eggs also remind me of a passage in a favourite childhood book, The Good Master by Kate Seredy, set in rural Hungary before WW1. The descriptions of the coloured eggs with waxed or scratched patterns have always stayed with me.
I added a couple of skeins of silk to the pot, it seemed churlish not to really. If you'd like to stitch with some red thread leave a comment here or over on my facebook page before Monday when I'll draw a winner.