6 April 2012

Silk Dyed Easter Eggs




On one of my many Pinterest pinning fits, I came across this clever Silk Dyed Easter Egg tutorial, which I thought was worth sharing. To create silk-dyed Easter eggs you can use silk goods such as ties, blouses or scarves recycled from your wardrobe or picked up at a charity shop!

Tools and Materials
Large raw eggs
Glass or enamel pot
Scissors
Pieces of 100% silk - large enough to cover an egg
Squares of un-dyed cotton - large enough to cover silk-wrapped eggs
Twist ties or string
3 tablespoons white vinegar
Warm water
Tongs or spoon
Cooling rack
Vegetable Oil
Paper Towel



1. Cut silk into pieces large enough to wrap around an egg.

2. Tightly wrap the raw egg with a piece of silk, making sure the printed side of the material is facing the egg and secure with a twist tie.

3. Place the silk-wrapped egg in a piece of un-dyed cotton and secure tightly with another twist-tie.

4. Place egg(s) in an enamel or glass pot and fill the pot with enough water to cover eggs completely. Add three tablespoons of white vinegar to the water.

5. Bring water to a boil, turn heat down, and simmer for 40 minutes or longer.

6. Remove eggs from water with tongs or a spoon and place on a cooling rack to cool.

7. When the eggs have cooled down, remove the silk from cooled egg.

8. For shiny eggs wipe with a paper towel dabbed in vegetable oil.

Happy Easter!

x


1 comment:

Style Eyes Ethical Fashion Blog said...

Love this! wish I had discovered before Easter, might have to give a try next year