Eggs Tie Dye For


MATERIALS NEEDED:

Small or Medium Sized White Raw Eggs
Cooking Pot (Medium Sized)
Silk Neckties or Silk Fabric (I used a skirt)
White sheet or pillowcases cut into squares
Twist Ties
3 Tbsp. white vinegar
Warm Water
Tongs

Directions:

Use any silk item you’d like, but it must be silk.  You won’t get results with other   fabrics.  I suggest you hit thrift stores to pick up silk ties for a nominal amount.  I purchased around eight ties and one skirt. The brighter patterned skirt made my favorite egg.  The louder the pattern and brighter the colors – the better your eggs will look!


Take apart the ties and remove the lining and padding.  Lie flat with pattern facing up. Cut silk into squares (around 7”x 7”) Place an egg on the silk and wrap the silk around the egg tightly, securing each end with a twist tie.  Be sure that you’ve placed the patterned side facing the egg to ensure the pattern will transfer.


Cut the white sheet or pillowcase into squares slightly larger, around eight inches. Wrap the sheet around the egg and bring both ends up together and secure with a rubber band.

 

Place the covered eggs in the pot and add water to cover the eggs.  Add 3 tablespoons of vinegar.  Bring the water to a boil and then turn down the heat to let eggs simmer for 25 minutes.  Remove the eggs from the water and allow eggs to cool.  Remove the silk from the cooled egg.  For a shiny finish wipe them with vegetable oil.


 

 

 

 

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