Saturday, April 11, 2009

Dye eggs with Silk Neckties

Since it's almost Easter, I thought I'd repost about Necktie Eggs (original post from my Woof Nanny blog)

Vintage Lilac posted about this idea from Martha Stewart.
There's a video tutorial on Martha (if it doesn't link, search "Silk-Tie Easter Eggs")
Monogram Momma also has a tutorial.

I got together with my friend Jen, and we dyed Easter Eggs using pieces of silk neckties.
Silk Tie Eggs
It was so much fun unwrapping the fabric packages to see what magic was inside!
Definitely an oohs and aahs moment.

Look at the lily!
Eggs detail

Three of the eggs didn't color, because one tie was polyester (oops), and the other two were hand-marbled designs in swirled colors. Perhaps somehow the colors had been permanently set, so the design didn't transfer.
Pretty Eggs

We'll have to find ways to best wrap the eggs, because where the fabric folds or pleats, the egg remains white.
It was really easy though, really fun, and we'll definitely do it again next year!
More eggs detail

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Blogger Stephanie said...

This is a fabulous idea... well done and they are completely unique. Definitely oohs and aarhs from me!!

April 11, 2009 at 6:00 PM  
Anonymous Michelle said...

What a great website!
I've started ransacking family closets for their unloved ties.
Thanks for the inspiration!

April 21, 2009 at 3:58 PM  
Blogger woof nanny said...

Thank you! Lots of fun ideas here. Check my archives too--I don't know how to add an arrow at the bottom of the page to easily go to past posts, but you can click on the archive links in the sidebar.

April 21, 2009 at 4:11 PM  

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