Monday, April 14, 2014

Dying Easter eggs with pieces of silk

Easter is close and I finally found some time to realize my idea:  dying Easter eggs with pieces of silk,  more precisely with silk ties. Ties I bought at our flea market a couple of months ago and paid 1 euro for one tie. They waited patiently for their turn in the bag. I do not agitate you cut her husband's ties, in any case ) ) You can use any pieces of silk, I'm sure, they are stored somewhere in your house :) You could also use silk from an old blouse, a scarf, or whatever. You need 100% silk for this to work. Green colors it is better to avoid - they almost not dye, dark blues, purples, and reds work the best.

My eggs turned out not as I expected , but I think the second time I will make better)

The first step is to deconstruct the tie, just left with the silkCut a piece large enough to cover an egg. 

I used blown out eggs, because I was going to save the inside of the egg for cooking. If you do not blow out eggs, then you can't eat them. In internet you can easily find some tutorial how to blow out eggs.

Wrap the egg with the right side of the fabric making contact with the egg. Make it as tight as you can without breaking the egg of course.  The more direct contact the silk has with the egg shell the clearer the imprint of the pattern. If it's not in contact with the egg, the result will be blur or not dyed. This just happened with my eggs. Cut off the excess fabric.

Then you will need a piece of old cotton, the old bed sheet maybe, one of those that we usually use to clean the  dust. I took an old pillowcase. Wrap it over silk. That's what we've got.

Put all those little guys in a pot and cover them with water. Add 1/4 C vinegar and bring it to a boil. Boil for 20-30 minutes. I used a strainer turned upside-down to keep the eggs under the water.  OR, if you can fill your eggs with water it will weigh them down as well. After they come out they will be filled with boiling water.  Make sure to let them cool first, and then blow out the water

So here is the result of my experiment )

2 коммент.:

DemyBlackDesign said...

WoooW Never saw such idea! Easy and original! Thanks for sharing!

Almost Precious said...

I did not know that one could do that with silk. How interesting.
Thank you for sharing.


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