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Old 04-03-2015, 05:55 PM   #1
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Easter Eggs and Silk Ties

Check out these links about making colored eggs with old silk ties or scarves.

You'll need 7 inch square bits of colored silk and then also some white or muslin squares, eggs, water, white vinegar and some twist ties.

We used to do this when I was a little kid and it's a fabulous use for those really hideous silk ties - you know the ones in the back of your closet.....

How to dye: Silk-Dyed Eggs {aka TIE-Dyed!} - Our Best Bites
Easy way to blow out eggs: How To: Make Blown Egg Ornaments - Our Best Bites

Go on - get busy and raid the closet!

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Old 04-03-2015, 06:05 PM   #2
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I've seen this done and, on an older episode, Martha Stewart demonstrated how to dye eggs using ties. Really, really pretty results.
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Old 04-03-2015, 06:16 PM   #3
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Easter Eggs and Silk Ties

Drat, DH just gave his most hideous elderly ties to Goodwill.

Or not. I'll have to check the jeep and the garage. Or raid his closet again.
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Those are beautiful, I couldn't tell for sure, you must start with raw eggs.
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Old 04-04-2015, 09:29 PM   #5
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I showed this to SO. We now have next Easter's project. I was going to donate all my silk ties to Goodwill...
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I showed this to SO. We now have next Easter's project. I was going to donate all my silk ties to Goodwill...
You can always wait for "Lawyer Season" to open.
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I couldn't tell for sure, you must start with raw eggs.
Yes.
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I showed this to SO. We now have next Easter's project. I was going to donate all my silk ties to Goodwill...
Andy, I hope SO will let you post some pictures. These are just stunning!
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I'm going to give Dad a call and see if he still has all the ties I sent him over the years, some were M.C. Escher prints and would make eggsellent tie-dyed eggs.
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Old 04-05-2015, 03:00 PM   #10
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Those sound amazing. Some of the most horrid prints seems to make the best eggs.

Some tips:
  • When putting the silk on the egg tie it as tightly as possible - this makes a world of difference. Make sure that the good side of the fabric faces the shell.
  • Cook for 20 mins - don't be tempted to shorten this time. Cool entirely in the fabric.
  • You can use blown eggs for this or begin with raw - but I use blown so I can keep them around.
  • If you are going to blow them out - begin with thickest shelled eggs you can find. Usually free range or organic eggs have thicker shells. You can sort of tell this in the store - you can almost see through the really thin factory-farm eggs.

if your dad doesn't have any bad ties around - you might ask Frank... ;)
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