Silk Tie Dyed Eggs

[2 Apr 2010 | By | 14 Comment(s) | 27,134 views ]

Dabbled Friend Grieg (now also found at Foodwhirl!) has a great how-to for dying Easter Eggs using old silk ties! So go raid the closet or the thrift store, and get to “tie” dying!  I love the usual and mottled look you get from this technique (one of the many techniques spotlighted in last years “12 Ways to Color Eggs“)

Silk Tie Dyed Eggs Tutorial

1. Cut silk into a piece large enough to wrap around a raw egg.

2. Wet silk and wrap around the egg and twist the extra silk at the top and bottom of the egg like a tootsie roll. The tighter the silk is wrapped around the egg will result in the best overall pattern, for a tie dyed look, crumple silk around egg…. See More

3. Place the silk-wrapped egg in a piece of wet white sheet, pillowcase, or old tablecloth and secure tightly with a string.

4. Place the egg(s) in an enamel or glass pot. Fill pot with water to cover eggs completely. Then, add half a cup of white vinegar.

5. Bring water to a boil, turn heat down, and simmer for 20 minutes.

6. Remove eggs from water and let cool.

7. Remove silk from cooled egg.

8. To shine the eggs, wipe with vegetable oil.

by Grieg Wehr

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  • Joanne [] :

    These are just stunning!

  • Nancy Dorsner (Dot) [] (elsewhere) discussed this :

    New @ Dabbled: Silk Tie Dyed Eggs: Dabbled Friend Grieg (now also found at Foodwhirl!) has a great how-to for dyin… http://bit.ly/brYbWx

  • Vanessa [] (elsewhere) discussed this :

    @krisobi Dude we should have made these: http://bit.ly/bMWbRV

  • Loni Edwards [] :

    These are just lovely!

  • Beth [] :

    ok – these are the most awesome easter eggs i’ve ever seen!! thanks grieg and nancy!!

  • Tina @ Babycakes Blog [] :

    I did an image search to see some different eggs and wow, I think yours are the best I have seen so far! I just tried it, most of my eggs turned out a muted purple color, but I think it’s because one of my ties possibly wasn’t silk (I decided to take a chance on it since it didn’t say.) Also, I don’t think I got the eggs wrapped good enough in the sheet fabric. I did get one that turned out spectacular though, so going to be trying this again soon!

  • Amanda G Rivera [] (elsewhere) discussed this :

    Ooh, I want to try making these…
    http://t.co/Ku5bBEcd http://t.co/vVROFkP3

  • Amanda G Rivera [] (elsewhere) discussed this :

    Ooh, I want to try making these…
    http://t.co/Ku5bBEcd http://t.co/vVROFkP3

  • Dot [] (author) :

    awesome, Tina!

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