|~ Here is one of my all time favorite Silk Tie Easter Egg results ~|
- Raw Eggs - I ended up using mostly white ones over the years - because I found that the colors show up better. The small picture above shows an example of a brown egg result. Still very pretty.
- Old patterned silk neck ties - or any old piece of silk.
- Old white cotton fabric - I used a couple of old towels. Cut these into pieces large enough to wrap around the egg wrapped in the silk piece.
- 3 T. White Vinegar
- Large Pan of water
- Twist Ties
|Here is how my pieces looked - ready to wrap the eggs in.|
|One egg all tied up and ready to be boiled.|
|When wrapping an egg in the silk - Make sure the pattern side is towards the egg. Use a twist tie to secure the fabric around the egg. Remember to not twist too hard - the eggs are still raw and breakable at this point.|
|Add 3 T. of White Vinegar to the water, then carefully lower in the raw wrapped eggs.|
|Remove the HOT eggs out of the boiling water after about 20 minutes. I use a set of tongs to grab the extra fabric above the twist tie when removing from the water. I have a cooling rack ready with towels underneath.|
|After letting the eggs cool off for awhile - I know it's hard to wait!!! But, better to wait than to get a steam burn. Carefully unwrap the eggs. Each one will be different and beautiful in its own way.|
|You can rub cooking oil on the eggs to give them a shine...|
|Or leave them with a matte look.|
|Some deep pinks shown here!|
|A bowl of fun Silk Tie Easter Eggs!|
|Remember to cut the silk ties into pieces big enough to wrap around an egg. You can use these pieces over and over again - year after year.|
This is a great alternative to traditional dyes!
He is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!