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.