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Silk Tie Dyed Easter Eggs

Silk Tie Dyed Easter Eggs

 

This past week I didn’t get nominations for this week’s Pinterest Challenge, and someone suggested I use the nominations from the previous week. I thought it was a great idea! Because Easter is this weekend, I decided to try the Silk Tie Dyed Easter Eggs, inspired by Our Best Bites, which was nominated on facebook, by Cindy!

I was so nervous that the Silk Tie Dyed Easter Eggs would be challenging, but it was much more simple than I could have imagined. A couple of highlights about this egg dyeing method, that I must point out: 1. There is no drippy dye mess. 2. The coloring takes place at the same time as the eggs cooking!!

The one downside is that I had a difficult time getting the print of the tie to cover the egg completely. The side with the tie, didn’t get the print as well, but they’re still very fun!

Pinterest Challenge: Silk Tie Dyed Easter Eggs + Nominate Next Week’s Project  
 
Ingredients
  • 100% Silk Ties – look on the label, or at the small end of the tie (there is a tag there), to see if it is in fact 100% silk.
  • Eggs
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • twist ties or string
  • thin fabric such as a pillow case, for cutting
Instructions
  1. Cut the seems of the tie, to open it up.
  2. Once the tie is open, pull out the lining, so you have only the silk to work with.
  3. Cut a piece of silk, large enough to cover the egg completely.
  4. Wrap silk fabric around the egg, with the right side of the fabric making contact with the egg. The right side of the fabric is the more colorful side.
  5. Tie fabric at the end of the egg with string of twist ties. Depending on which side or end you want to look the best, make sure you tie the fabric at the opposite end.
  6. Wrap your silk covered egg in the pillow case fabric and tie at the end with another twist tie.
  7. Place eggs in a large pot and cover with water and 1/4 of vinegar.
  8. Boil eggs for approximately 20 minutes.
  9. Remove silk wrapped eggs from water and cool in a coliander before removing the fabric.
  10. When eggs are cool enough to handle, you can remove twist ties and fabric layers. Your eggs are ready to go!
  11. The tighter you can tie the fabric, the better. The end that has the tie will likely have the print be more splotchy.
 

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