There are so many lovely ways to dye Easter eggs! I love the natural look of these eggs that I found at long ago on a website that no longer exists. I took a walk around my garden and found a few crocus and dwarf iris blooms and also cut some fronds of Italian parsley. Then I collected all the red and yellow onion skins I could find. You can see the pattern of the parsley leaf in the egg above.
I held the bits of flower or parsley in place on each egg and carefully placed onion skins around each one. I wasn't too careful to make sure the entire egg was covered with onion skin. Then I wrapped each 'package' with cut sections of old nylon panty hose and tied them with kitchen string. (Next time I will use white muslin or cheese cloth as the color from the stockings dyed onto the eggs too).
Then, I filled a large pan with water, just to cover the eggs, added a large splash of vinegar (maybe 1/4 cup) to the pot to help the colors set. The water was brought to a boil, then lowered. I simmered them in the water for about 15-20 minutes. I removed them from the hot water and put them into a bowl of ice water for about 5 minutes. Then I removed the wrapping.
I was delighted with the results! Each member of the family will have a small glass basket of eggs at their place setting today!