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How To Tie Dye Easter Eggs
1)Cut ties into 7 to 8 inch segments -- each tie yields approximately 6 segments. Open along the back seam using scissors or a seam ripper. Remove and discard tags and lining.
2) Wrap a raw egg with a piece of tie silk, making sure the front printed side of the material is facing the egg, and secure gently but tightly with a twist tie or a short length of pipe cleaner. The silk does not need to fit perfectly around the egg.
3) Wrap the silk-wrapped egg in a square of muslin fabric and secure gently but tightly with a twist tie or a short length of pipe cleaner.
4) Place the wrapped eggs in a non-aluminum pot and fill with enough water to cover completely. Add 3 tablespoons of white vinegar to the water.
5) Bring the water to a boil, then turn down the heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove the eggs with tongs or a spoon and set aside to cool.
6) After the eggs have cooled, undo the twist ties and unwrap the eggs.
Vintage silks ties can easily and inexpensively be purchased at thrift stores.
Silk blouses or scarves will also work beautifully.
Instead of purchasing muslin for the outer wrappers, you can also repurpose old t-shirts -- which can then be used as cleaning rags after the project.