Friday, April 03, 2009
Tie dyeing Easter Eggs
This is my first attempt at literally dyeing eggs with ties! 100% silk ones that is. My friend, Sue, posted this on her blog and I had to immediately try it as she KNEW I would! Now, I wouldn't say it was a complete success, but hey, I'm still happy. I have to figure out how to get the fabric closer to the egg at the gathered end. I think I'll do flatter, fewer folds rather than many tiny ones. Technique, technique- practice, practice. My husband hates hard boiled eggs so I see myself giving a lot of these away so I can practice!
The fun was going through his old ties! The Where's Waldo one was a birthday gift with a coordinating purple striped shirt in 1992. The red with paisley was the tie he wore to defend his dissertation in 1994. The others were-silk. I have about 4 more to use this weekend. I only had 4 raw eggs today. I hard-boiled the rest thinking Ezra and I would dye eggs. But, cookies were the activity of the day.