Todays post is a project from Eric Pike our Creative Director. You may have seen his apartment in Living, if not you can take the tour on our website. We are always in awe of the craft projects that Eric does and when he showed us his egg dome last year we asked him if we could share it on the blog. Since this is an extreme egg crafting project we are going to get a bit nerdy on the process, so bear with us. He was explaining that the biggest challenge he encountered was that the different varieties of eggs behave differently when dyed. Some have very smooth surfaces and some are a bit rougher making it difficult to achieve a uniform color. In our own egg dying, we have found that wiping eggs with vinegar first helps but just got a tip yesterday that vinegar mixed with baking soda is even more effective. We are anxious to try that out with our next egg project.
Eric used a mixture of egg varieties; quail, auracana, pullett, turkey, duck and goose. Some can be purchased at grocery stores and others are available through online retailers. All of the eggs used were blown out and the holes were covered with a piece of paper dyed to match the egg. I think his results are quite beautiful.
Do you have any egg dyeing tips or tricks that you would like to share?