How to Dye Easter Eggs with Silk Ties

Easter, Holidays, How-To
on April 7, 2012
tye die eggs in pink basket_WEB
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Eggs’ delicate white shells beg to be dressed in vibrant colors and printed with patterns on Easter weekend. Though we love traditional dyes, there are other fun and easy ways to make your eggs elegant. Our favorite is the simple yet show-stopping silk-tie transfer method. Courtesy of Relish contributing photographer Karry W. Hosford, here is how to create the fun “tie-dyed” designs:

What You’ll Need:
  • Uncooked Eggs
  • 100% Silk ties (pick up a collection at your local thrift store rather than from your closet)
  • Scissors
  • 2 Tbs Vinegar
  • Water
  • Large Pot
  • Towel

Instructions:

Disassemble tie_WEBDisassemble a tie by cutting the fine threads that hold it together and then separating the inner wool from it.

cut apsrt tie_WEBCut the tie silk in 5x7ish sections, think of rolling the egg like candy in a wrapper.

Wrap the egg up_WEBPlace the cut tie fabric with the outer side facing you. (The visible part of the tie must touch the egg.)

twist like candy_WEB

Roll the skinny part of the egg across the 5inch part, overlapping any fabric, then twisting the ends to tighten like you are wrapping candy.

Wrap with Tie inner_WEBWhen the ends are tight, hold them both with one hand, and with the other wrap the wool from the inside of the tie around it. Wrap the wool completely around the egg, like you are making a ball of yarn. Ideally you will cover all the egg bits, but if some is left exposed don’t worry—it will just create a design accented by white areas. Use more than one tie inner if necessary.

All wrapped and rubber banded_WEBOnce the egg is completely wrapped, secure it with rubber bands.

Boil for ten min_WEBPlace it in a pot of boiling water with 2 tablespoons of vinegar. Boil for ten minutes, making sure that they are all covered with the water.

remove and let cool_WEB

Remove from water and let cool.

start unwrapping_WEBWhen cool to the touch, remove bands and wrapping, and then the silk wrapping. Place on towel to dry.

finished egg_WEB

 

See here for step-by-step video instruction:

 

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