Dying Easter eggs is a tradition in my house, even if my husband fights me on it every year. Of course, we will dye eggs this year with the kiddos, but I even have made him dye eggs in the past, just the two of us. Silly I know, but I take traditions very seriously.
So it was kind of a big deal this year for me to stray from my typical “dunk my eggs in dye filled plastic cups” technique. (I know, for such a crafty person, this method seems a little immature, but hey…you haven’t seen my infamous plaid egg!) When I saw this “tie-dye” method it instantly caught my attention, and I knew I had to experiment!
I hit up the Goodwill the other day, and experimented last night. I was very happy with how my eggs turned out. I think my favorite part is that the multi-color polka dot egg is actually made using the lining of the tie that was used to make the blue and purple egg. Two very different eggs out of one tie!
One note if you’re going to try this yourself. In my experimenting I wrapped the eggs two different ways. The blue and purple egg was wrapped and tied at the top, while the multi-color polka dot egg was tied on the side. Tomorrow, when I make a few more of these, I’ll only tie them on the side. The silk covered the egg much tighter, and my finished egg had a lot less fold marks. (You can see them in my blue and purple egg. The white stripes are where the silk was folded, or pleated, to form to the egg.)
Happy Easter Everyone!!
Nikki, In Stitches