Tie Dye Eggs

19 Mar

This post starts with a Pinterest fail.

I had seen that you can dye eggs using silk ties or scarves. Obviously the results on Pinterest looked fabulous.

Without much planning I decided to give it a go.

And the result was an egg that looks like a black eye.

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To be honest I had a further attempt with the same results,  at which point I threw my toys out of the pram and got adolescent over it.

A week or so later I decided to have another go.

Firstly I bought an extraordinarily un-attractive 100% silk tie from my local charity shop for the princely sum of £1.50.

It doesn’t need to be a tie. It could be a scarf or a hanky. Just as long as it is 100% silk and the pattern is bold and colourful. To be honest the more tasteless the better.

At home I picked the tie apart, taking out all the bits and pieces and was left with just the silk fabric.

Next I took my egg and place it on the silk, making sure the right side was in contact with the egg.

Gathering up all the fabric tightly around the egg I secured with a hairband. (I went wrong last time by not having the fabric tight enough).

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Using the fabric of an old pillow I then tightly wrapped the egg, securing with another elastic band.

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Next thing I did was to pop them in a pan with some cold water covering the top and threw in a glug of vinegar. I bought it to the boil and then boiled it for a good 2o minutes.

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When the twenty minutes was up allowed them to cool for as long as possible (which wasn’t long) and unwrapped them.

The results were not bad.

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They look like abstract stained glass eggs. The children might enjoy colouring in the shapes with felt tips, or embellishing with stick on jewels

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5 Responses to “Tie Dye Eggs”

  1. Anthea Willis (@ForestFlower23) March 25, 2014 at 2:24 pm #

    Wow! I have never seen anything like this before! They actually look quite arty 😉
    Thanks for linking up with Tuesday Tutorials #pintorials

  2. Hellie's Corner March 26, 2014 at 12:07 pm #

    Wow, they look great, I never knew you could do that with an old scarf and an egg, and it just goes to prove the old say right… if at first you don’t succeed!!

  3. Kate Williams March 31, 2014 at 6:48 pm #

    These look gorgeous! Very much a pinterest win 😉 #pintorials

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