Thursday, April 13, 2017

Silk Dyeing Easter Eggs



I read about this from a few different websites and wanted to try it. Just something new and fun. When I was in Sacramento my daughter and I went to her favorite Good Will and I found a silk scarf. I purchased it to try dyeing some eggs.

You need something silk to do this. Men's ties work great, but were so expensive. I started looking at women's silk scarves and found one that was about $3. Better price then what I was seeing with the ties...



I cut the scarf into 5 pieces. They need to be big enough to wrap around the egg tightly. Then I had some cotton fabric and I cut 5 pieces of this..



I wrapped each egg in the silk...
 



Then in the cotton fabric..



I put them in a pot, covered them with water and added 2T of white vinegar..



I boiled them for 10 minutes. When they were done I used a slotted spoon to take them out of the boiling water...



When they had cooled enough I removed the fabric. And this is what I had..




Very pretty. Not sure if I had boiled them longer the colors would be more vibrant or not. I'll be on the lookout this year in thrift shops for more silk to try again next Easter.

 
 

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