Friday, April 15, 2011

Easter Eggs and Mens Ties




I am sure some of you know about dyeing eggs using silk ties. In case your don't you cut squares of silk, only silk and wrap the egg with the right side of the fabric against the egg, tie the excess fabric tightly at the small end of the egg. Next tie a piece of what cotton fabric around the egg in the same manner, nice and secire. Use dark patterened ties, green rarely shows up well on the eggs.
If you have 8 eggs and can cook them in a 2 Qt. pan add a 1/4th cup of white vinegar to the water and boil eggs for 30 minutes. Let cool, cut ties and have fun artistic eggs.

These are mine. I have to say that like all things preparation can take a while, cutting fabric, and tieing up these eggs and especially if you have to cut the ties apart, so if you have silk scarves, or some old silk shirts from a thrift that goes a little quicker. I still felt it was worth it.

2 comments:

Connie said...

I love them. And yes I heard about this last year. One of these days I'd like to try it myself. But I'd have to collect the silk first. One question, how long can you keep the eggs?

Sharon said...

No, I never heard of this process. Yours are beautiful.
I'm catching up with your blogging today and love all your new ladies. Really like what you did enlarging the painting to a bigger size.
PS always love hearing from you on my blog. I smile every time.