Monday, March 29

An order of eggs and silk please

This technique I have been wanting to try for the past 11 months ever since I found it on OURBESTBITES - The most unique and gorgeous way of coloring your eggs this Easter .... or can you imagine at a Sunday Brunch .... you would be the hostess with the mostest ! Materials and Tools -Raw Eggs -Glass or enamel pot (but pretty much any non-aluminum pot will be fine) -Silk ties, blouses, or boxers, cut into pieces large enough to cover an egg ( bought the ties at the salvation army 1.00 each ) -An old white sheet, or pillowcase, or tablecloth, or random fabric, cut into pieces to cover silk-wrapped eggs -Twist ties or string -1/4 cup of white vinegar -Warm water -Vegetable oil -Paper towels -Tongs or spoon
1. Remove seaming from ties and any lining on the inside. You just want a piece of the silk. Cut silk into a square (or a piece) large enough to wrap around a raw egg. 2. Wrap an egg with a piece of silk, making sure the printed side of the material is facing the egg. Silk can still be used if it doesn't fit perfectly around egg. Just try to make as much smooth contact with the fabric to the egg as you can. The pattern will transfer better if it is right up against the egg. Any part that is folded or wrinkled will leave kind of a tie-dyed pattern (which is a good thing, it’s pretty that way) Secure with twist-tie or string.

3. Place the silk-wrapped egg in a piece of white sheet, pillowcase, or old tablecloth and secure tightly with another twist-tie or string.

4. Place the egg(s) in the pot. Fill pot with water to cover eggs completely. Then, add the 1/4 C of white vinegar. 5. Bring water to a boil, turn heat down, and simmer for 20-25 minutes.

6. Remove eggs from water with tongs or spoon and let cool on a pile of paper towels or in a colander. When eggs are cool enough to handle, you can remove the fabric. To add a little bit of lustre to your eggs, put a dab of vegetable oil on a paper towel and rub onto the egg.

Happy Easter ... and remember to take a picture and share if you use this technique !