Sunday, March 28, 2010
Martha Mondays: Silk-dyed Easter eggs
Hello everyone! I had the opportunity to pick this week's Martha Mondays project. I thought it would be fun to try one of Martha's wonderful Easter egg creations featured on her Web site. In particular, I've been wanting to try her famous silk-dyed Easter eggs. I saw this project featured on her TV show last year, and it looked super easy. Plus, you don't have to work with the messy dyes.
I cut up an old silk scarf that I never wear anymore. I wrapped it around the egg, then wrapped a piece of an old white cotton sheet around the silk. Then I boiled the eggs for 40 minutes, with a little vinegar added to the water.
When the eggs cooled, I unwrapped the silk. I hoped for the best, but I'm afraid my eggs didn't quite turn out. Maybe it was the scarf, or maybe I didn't let the eggs simmer long enough.
I would like to try this project again next year with another silk scarf or tie to see if it would work better. It's such a simple way to dye eggs. Thanks to Martha and Me for letting me pick this project this week.