Saturday, March 28, 2015

Dyeing Eggs with Silk Ties!

At the end of my last posting I said I was going to try dyeing some eggs with silk neckties.  Well, today was the day.  I'm pleased with the outcome and it was so easy.  You should give this a try!!

Things You'll Need: Raw eggs, glass or enamel saucepan, silk ties cut in square to wrap around the egg, muslin or white cotton to wrap over silk tie and egg, twist ties, 3TBS white vinegar, warm water, paper towels, tongs or spoon, scissors, vegetable oil, soft cloth.

I used white eggs in my project. 

How To: Cut silk ties into squares large enough to wrap around a raw egg. (I blew out one egg to see if it would work with this process, but the egg shell cracked.)  Cut white cotton or muslin into squares to wrap around the egg.  Use a piece of silk, with the printed side facing the egg and gently wrap a raw egg with it.  Hold the silk in place on the egg and wrap it up in the white cotton or muslin.  Use a twist tie to hold the ends of the muslin tight against the egg and silk.

Place the eggs into the saucepan and cover them completely with water.  Add 3 Tablespoons of white vinegar to the saucepan.  Bring the water with eggs to a boil, turn down to simmer and allow to simmer for at least 20 minutes.  Remove the eggs from the water with the tongs.  Let the eggs cool completely on paper towels.

Carefully remove the twist ties and white cotton fabric from the eggs, now remove the silk. Let dry.  For shiny eggs, use a soft cloth to wipe the eggs with a bit of vegetable oil.


Happy Spring!

Remember to Play a Little Each Day!

1 comment:

  1. Diane, These turned out absolutely beautiful!!! Now I'm wondering, what else could we dye with these ties?