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28 March, 2013

{Silk Tie} Dyed Eggs

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Silk Dyed EggsThere are only a few days left until Easter…just enough time for me to show you one last project…my silk dyed eggs!  For these eggs, I used a fun and different method to achieve the patterns and colors…old silk ties and scarves!

KittyOur co-host today Miss Kitty did a little research and found some easy-to-follow instructions here…courtesy of…who else?…Martha Stewart! I just followed along, doing exactly as Martha suggests. I did find on another website, however, that these eggs should not be eaten since the dye is not food safe.

Supplies A trip to Goodwill netted me some silk ties in festive Easter-y colors plus a silk scarf in a pretty shade of green. You must be sure that they are 100% silk or it will not work…so only use ties that are clearly labeled.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Silk Dyed Eggs4 Once the eggs were finished and I could get a look at the result, I was excited to see how they turned out! The scarf actually seemed to leave the best pattern…almost perfect!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Silk Dyed Eggs3And I loved the effect of the silk ties…a print of the original fabric on the front and a tie-dyed look on the back where the fabric had been gathered up with a rubber band.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Silk Dyed Eggs2Don’t you love these eggs? I think I almost like the swirly pattern from the back more than the one on the front! Now I think I am ready for Easter!

BK Easter And it looks like Baby Kitty is ready, too! And as Martha says...that’s a good thing…since the Easter bunny will soon be stopping by for a visit!  So the staff at Plate Addict and I are wishing lots of chocolate bunnies and jelly beans for you along with a very happy Easter!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my silk dyed eggs! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
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  1. Wow! I love this one, you're so talented!!! Did you think of blowing the eggs so you can reuse them next year?

    Happy Easter! ☺♥☺

  2. Che belle uova!!! Buona Pasqua cara Debbie!!!

  3. Bunny hugzzzz to you and your precious kitties!
    Happy Easter!
    Carolynn xo

  4. Deb this is so clever I am going to have to visit Martha to see how to do this!! Great idea and yours turned out really pretty!! xo
    Happy Easter to You and the staff!♥♥♥

  5. I so wanted to make some of these this year but I think I am out of time. Yours turned out great-some of the best example I've seen. I bet the scarves work great because they are the most pliable. Love them- xo Diana

  6. Deb this looks almost tye dyed and so very cool. I hope you have a great Easter. I'm heading out to spend it with my sweet Grandson!

  7. Your silk dyed eggs are just so gorgeous! I love the green one with polka dots!!! What a clever idea. I'll be trying this next year!!!
    Happy Easter!

  8. These are so pretty. I saw them do them this way on The Chew the other day, too.

  9. These are very pretty. What a great project. Happy Easter!


  10. Those eggs are gorgeous!!...Happy Easter Debbie!!

  11. Wow, I looove these eggs! Now I'm wishing I had done some Easter decorating so I could try this. Hmm, is it too late?

  12. The eggs are so pretty and chic, I mean "silk" isn't for any egg, is it? I love the pictures of your cats.

  13. Debbie, I've wanted to dye eggs with silk ties ever since I saw Martha's episode that showed this. If I recall, it was a member of Martha's staff and her grandmother who showed how to do this. The grandmother would cut the fabric and have it all ready for the family to dye eggs. I hope I'm remembering this correctly, but in any case, the technique is wonderful. I hope to make some for myself someday. Thanks for sharing your beautiful eggs and Happy Easter Weekend........Sarah

  14. Debbie,
    Miss Kitty and Baby Kitty, as well as the rest of your Staff,all deserve a "cat nip" filled Easter Egg for their continued support @ Confessions of A Plate Addict!!!
    Love the exquisite appearance of these eggs!!!
    Have a Blessed and Glorious Easter, dear friend!!!

  15. Those are beautiful Debbie! Your Goodwill is the best I've ever heard of. Happy Easter to you and your staff!

  16. Debbie, these eggs are beautiful. How clever you are! It's too late for me this year, but I'm going to try this on some blown eggs for next year, I think. That way they can be used for some time to come and since you can't eat them anyway, I'm thinking that might work for me better. Great job and thanks for sharing!

  17. That is so neat! Thanks for joining me!


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