A dip back in time…

This is a bittersweet egg-tale.

This egg was decorated by my sister Kathleen, first dipping it in yellow dye then dipping, holding and turning in pink or red dye. It’s a great eggsample of what a beautiful result this simple teggnique can give, with translucent layers of dye overlapping to create new tones.

From side on, it’s a pretty-coloured, simply dipped egg.

But the end has a teeny bonus.

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The other end shows why this egg, despite its cracks, will always be treasured.

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Kathy painted this egg on her last Easter, before her death from complications of Cystic Fibrosis in February 1987, making this her last egg.

I will miss you always.

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