4.13.2006

Silk-Tie Dyed Easter Eggs: Part 2


These are the results from dying eggs with the technique I saw on Martha Stewart's show. I'm very pleased with them. I found that darker colors work best and also use a square of fabric large enough to cover the whole egg. The picture includes the fabric used on each egg. Remember to use 100% silk and try your own. :-) Silk-Tie Dyed Easter Eggs

16 comments:

AscenderRisesAbove said...

Wow!! Those are too cool!!!

Enjoyed looking at all your other photos as well. Fascinating building. I would love to go inside and explore!!

mbc said...

ascenderrisesabove: I'm so glad somebody else thought these looked as good as I did. I can't wait to do another batch.

Kim Carney said...

No way! Those are marvelous! (I want some) I dont think I will have time to do any eggs this year ;(

gerieruth said...

WoW! These eggs are nice!!! What is the purpose of the vinegar? What would happen if you used cast iron or stainless steel pots? I have six eggs boiling right now... can't wiat until I see the results!

mbc said...

gerieruth: I have no idea why you can't use iron or stainless steel. I used a graniteware pot. Something about a chemical reaction with the vinegar? I'm also not sure about why to use vinegar, but you have to use it in
conventional egg dying as well. Please post your results, I'd like to see them!

gerieruth said...

OH, THEY CAME OUT REALLY PRETTY! I TOOK A PICTURE LIKE YOU DID BUT WILL HAVE TO WAIT FOR THE HUBBY TO COME HOME TONIGHT TO DOWNLOAD THEM TO THE COMPUTER... SIGH... SOMEWHAT COMPUTER HELPLESS...

I'M NOT ONE TO CELEBRATE EASTER BUT WILL DEFINITELY DO THIS WHEN I HAVE MY LADY FRIENDS OVER FOR A BRUNCH ON THE DECK! ALSO WHEN I GO TO VISIT MY NIECES.

WHAT OTHER GRAND IDEAS DO YOU HAVE?

I LOVE DECORATING AND IT DOESN'T MATTER IF IT IS A HOUSE OR FOOD!

I'll post my eggs as soon as I can!

shannon said...

I just came on to your blog. I hope you don't mind but I posted your wonderful Easter Eggs on the How Forum. Come and join us we have a great time
http://forum.howdesign.com/tt.aspx?forumid=19&p=1&tmode=1&smode=1

mbc said...

Shannon: Thanks for the link! I'll check it out!

The Tart said...

Wow! Beautiful. Love this photo. The eggs are brilliant.

Smooch,
The Tart

Mary said...

The eggs are gorgeous. My mother had been raving about the show too.... and wanted to know how to make them. Fabulous results!

My only concern is this: The dyes used in the silks are of unknown origin and may not be safe for use with food. Does anyone have any thoughts or further knowledge on this subject?

:)
Mary

mbc said...

Mary: I usually don't eat my decorated eggs either because I hate to mess them up, or since I don't keep them in the refridgerator, they don't seem like they'd keep well or be that appetizing.

Anonymous said...

Yes these eggs are great because my sister is the one who did the segment on Martha Stewart! We have been making these eggs for many many years and I'm glad you found so much joy in making them like we do every year. Jackie was very excited to appear on Martha Live and would love some feed back on her segment at MarthaStewart.com

Anonymous said...

Hello,

Im 12 and I love the "tie" eggs. I was watching the Today Show this morning and Martha was on. They are so cool.

So do you just wrap them up in a colored tie, and what is the vinegar for? Is the recipe on this site somewhere? I'll have to look. Well, thanks much!

Lori said...

I would love to know how long the eggs will keep out of the fridge. I don't plan on eating them but would love to make some decorative centerpiece easter baskets with the eggs in them. I would hate for them to be smelling awful by Easter!

Anonymous said...

I believe the vinegar is to act as an acid and eat away at the egg shell creating a rough finish so the color will adhere to it (otherwise food dye or silk tie dye would slide right off)
I've read other posts (on other sites) about these eggs and if you keep your eggs in the fridge and the dye from the outside doesn't touch the inside they're good to eat. If the dye does get onto the egg just cut off the dyed piece and then eat.

Anonymous said...

Vinegar is used to "set" the color onto the egg. It is used in the garment industry also, to set the color into fabrics, and keep it from bleeding or fading.