DIY: Silk-Dye Egg Craft – Part 1
Silk-Dyeing is a new way for me to try decorating eggs. It is really simple to do than making Pysanka. I still prefer making pysanka though, but I just wanted to try a non-time consuming craft. And if you are like me, then you might try this one as well. First, I already have the set of All Silk Neckties I need for this DIY project. Just refer in my previous on how to determine an authentic All Silk Tie. Second, once you have the ties, cut the seams at the back of the tie. The widest part of the tie is what you wanted to have in order to get more silk fabric to wrap around your egg.
Third, You will need eggs. You will wrap a piece of a cut-out necktie Silk around your egg. Fourth, Tie it with a twist tie. I found out that twist tie works better than rubber band as the Silk will be in much contact on the egg shell. Fifth, if you are working with a non-blown egg, it will stay down on the bottom of the boiling water pan. If you use blown-egg, try using a small colander to enclose your wrapped eggs inside, and place the colander upside down inside your big pan. Make sure water can still boil outside the holes of the colander.
I am using blown goose eggs in my project.
Make sure to add 1/4 cup of white vinegar into your pan of water before turning on the stove.
This is how you are going to wrap the second layer or the white cloth fabric outside the silk wrapped egg.
This is how you place the wrapped eggs inside the deep pan. Make sure the water level is 2 inches above the eggs surface. Boil 25 to 30 minutes for non-blown eggs, and 35 to 40 minutes for blown eggs. Cool down on a rack before untying to reveal the design. Revealing of my designs will be on the next posts.
If you have any questions folks, don’t hesitate to comment here.
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