Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter 2011!

We celebrated Easter with too much good food

Too much Candy!

And a little tie dying! This is the third year I've tried this technique. It's so much fun to see how they come out. Using silk from ties (or other silk fabric) cut pieces big enough to wrap the eggs, then tie the ends with yarn.

Then wrap the egg in a white or light color piece of fabric. I cut up an old pillow case. Pull the fabric close and tie the end with another piece of yarn. Put all of the eggs in water with 1/4 cup vinegar. Boil for 20 minutes. Let cool in a colander before unwrapping eggs.

You never know what you will get! The wrinkles in the fabric leave white gaps, but it kind of adds to the swirly pattern.

I like how this pastel paisley came out

The twisty marks at top look pretty cool on some.

Last year I blew a few eggs so I could keep them. I didn't take the time to do that this year and I will hate to throw them away!

Once the eggs have cooled and dried use a little dab of cooking oil to give them a shine.

Word of warning! I don't think the eggs dyed using this method should be eaten. The dye isn't necessarily food safe and it seeps through the shells.

That's a good excuse to keep them around for a while after Easter :-)

For those of you that care - there is a new Egg Pocking champion!!!!!

Yes that IS my hand! Read up on egg pocking HERE if you haven't got a clue what I'm talking about.


Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your eggs are beautiful Suzy! I haven't heard of this technique before and hope I remember it next year! I'll add the May 8th Challenge to my sidebar:@)

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Woo hoo, finally a new champion :) I remember the first time you did the eggs, thought that was the neatest thing. They came out great once again!

Foley said...

The eggs turned out gorgeous - love the paisley one too. Asparagus looks yummy!!
Congrats for taking over the championship!!!

blkenigma888 said...

Super cute!
I am hosting a linky party at my blog called A Themed Baker's Sunday! Where the theme is LEMONS!!! I would love it if you joined!! I'm uber excited to see what you have in store!!

Marigene said...

You ended up with some beautiful eggs, Suzy. I want to try them next year, if I can remember ahead of time.

bj said...

I love these beautiful eggs.
I also love your new challenge. I'll put it on my sidebar. That date is also Mother's Day so maybe we can work in a recipe with our Mother's Day post.
xo bj

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