April 7, 2012
I had so much fun with my Natural Dye Colored Easter Egg project last Easter so I decided to try something different again this year.
Before I started these, I watched an instructional video on Martha Stewart and I also browsed online a little bit just checking out some other tutorials on how to make these Silk Dyed Easter Eggs.
I loved the gorgeous eggs from Our Best Bites so I suggest checking out their site for step by step instructions. Each and every one of their eggs are beautiful! I didn't have as colorful silk as they used but I'm still pretty happy with my results.
I didn't take the time to photograph each step but these are really easy to make. Here's a photos of a few of the eggs after they were wrapped in the silk squares. I tied the twist tie at the top of some and on the side of some depending on the pattern of the silk.
Next, wrap the eggs in some kind of white fabric; an old pillowcase or napkin works perfect. This step can be done at the same time when you wrap the silk around the egg, but I wanted to make sure the silk was really tightly wrapped around the egg, so I wrapped in the silk first, then the white fabric.
Here are the wrapped eggs in a big stock pot ready to be covered in water. Just cover with water, add 1/4 c. vinegar, then boil at a slow boil for about 20 minutes.
Let them cool a few minutes and then you're ready to unwrap. This was the best part; like Christmas morning. 🙂
A few of these have more subtle patterns because I think the scarf I used wasn't 100% silk. That's the most important part about this process. For the pattern to transfer in detail to the egg, the fabric has to be 100% silk.
This was one of the subtle patterns created by the animal print scarf that I believe was not 100% silk. (the tag was missing, so I took a chance.)
This was a random design that I thought was pretty; just made by the way the silk was tied.
This pretty pattern was created from an old tie that I dug out of my hubby's closet.
These are my favorites. They turned out the best and were actually made from an old pair of my hubby's silk boxers! (That explains why there was no ‘before' photo.)
So; be creative, have fun,
and most importantly,
have a Blessed Easter Sunday!