Saturday, April 23

Tie-Dyed Eggs

I dyed eggs with The Littles on Thursday, which prompted me to come home and try something I saw on Kelly's Facebook page.
I gathered up some silk ties from the thrift store . . .
wrapped eggs in the silk and the tie lining, boiled them for 20 minutes . . .
and got these tie-dyed eggs!

I'm going to try for better results later today! (I'd like to see more pattern, less white.) But, this was a fun, easy way to dye eggs. (I wouldn't eat them though, as the dyes aren't food-safe.)

SECOND TRY
I'm happier with this batch. I used old sari silk this time (not that I think it was better), wet the fabric before I wrapped, and didn't allow so much overwrap. Clearly, the more contact the silk has with the egg, the better the transfer.

22 comments:

  1. How cool! I've never seen this before. Your results look fantastic to me. I like the whites. It gives them an aged look.

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  2. these are just awesome. i'm going to try it!

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  3. These are the most beautiful eggs I have ever seen. What a great idea. Thank you for sharing and have a happy Easter.


    Svetlana xx

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  4. WOW! My kids just got done dying eggs and we did the run of the mill one color kit. I wanted to do the marbling but just don't have the energy. Yours look wonderful. Who would think you could do that with a real tie.

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  5. I love this!!! What a blast.
    The first photo of you grand daughter is another one of those, with the great lighting. It's beautiful.
    xoxo
    k

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  6. Totally out of my league - lovely eggs!

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  7. OK......It's Easter and I am totally blown away.......a fan since you entered our room at Shakerag with your 'new' lens..........gosh.........really....can't think of a thing to say.........just blown away with your sensitivity.......and your discovery............it is pivotal..........really.........you 'do' know that.....?
    ox Marianne

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  8. Thanks for the link! The sari silk is a great idea..I hadn't thought of that. Next time I dye them I'm going to wet the silk. I hadn't tried that, but all the pictures I've seen from folks who did look especially good :)

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  9. you
    are
    such
    a
    good
    egg
    stacked
    and
    beautiful...

    xox - eb.

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  10. This is so awesome! I'm finally weeding through all of my RSS feeds and finding the coolest egg dyeing techniques!

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  11. Leslie,

    I can't find any of my ties...

    Sincerely,
    Jack
    The Writer In The Front Office Adjacent To Your Kitchen

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  12. Well, the eggs and the ties are FAB., but the little one uptop is sweetest!!

    I have heard of doing this, but haven't. My goal was to doodle with Sharpies on my eggs this year. But I didn't get the time!

    I hope your Easter was fabulous!

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  13. seriously???
    amazingly wondrous!!!

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  14. Dear Leslie, these are wonderful, too bad these eggs will be eaten and cracked... such gorgeous creations for your littles... roxanne

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  15. i love, love your new banner.
    Oh, could you hear me?
    I LOVE YOUR "things so buzzing with
    happy life" BANNER!
    . . . the sun just came up over the
    Sandia Mountains!
    have a most happy day!

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  16. These are the most amazing eggs I have ever seen. So nicely done!
    Thanks for sharing with us your amazing creative work!

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  17. WOW!! These are SUPER eggs Leslie!
    Tres cool and beautiful!

    xox
    Constance

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