04/07/2014 Silk-Dyed Eggs

Silk-Dyed Eggs

Large raw eggs
Large pot
Scissors
Pieces of 100% silk (ties, blouses, scarves)
Squares of undyed cotton (old white sheets, pillowcases or t-shirts)
¼ to ½ cup white vinegar
Twist ties

 

Cut silk into pieces large enough to wrap around a raw egg. 

Tightly wrap an egg with a piece of silk, making sure the printed side of the material is facing the egg. Secure with a twist tie. 

Place the silk-wrapped egg in a piece of cotton and secure tightly with another twist tie. 

Place eggs in a pot. Fill with enough water to cover eggs completely. Add ¼ to ½ cup of white vinegar to the water. 

Bring water to a boil, turn heat down and simmer for 20-25 minutes or longer. 

Remove eggs from water with tongs or a spoon, place on a cooling rack and let cool. 

***For shiny eggs, wipe with a paper towel dabbed in vegetable oil.***