My dye changing campaign didn't change things this year, but did get the idea out and talked about. Change takes time.
In an effort to find a good alternative The Big Guy researched Orthodox dye for Pascha eggs and a friend from church got some powdered dye from an Orthodox store in Sacramento. My Latvian friend at church said she always uses the skin from yellow onions and TBG found a recipe for onion skin dye on the net.
The eggs first turned a lovely shade of yellow! Not the result I was looking for but good reference for possible future fabric dying!
Then they turned the brown of the fresh eggs I had in the fridge! Maybe I'll use brown eggs next time.
Then they got even more brown.......hmmm. So I splashed in some rice vinegar like the ladies at church do. The poor eggs had cooked about twenty minutes by this time. Not being the most patient person I cheated and put a little of the store-bought, natural dye, in.
I've turned off the pot and am letting them sit. Final picture coming up soon!