Not only are these eggs beautiful for Easter, but they would look great as a centerpiece to a batch of deviled eggs or egg salad sandwiches at any gathering. Please vote for me  in the Egg-bot Challenge!

What you will need:
Several 100% silk ties
White cotton t-shirt
Enamel pot
Vegetable oil (optional)

I tried this project with white eggs, however brown eggs may work as well but would give a different color effect. I purchased the silk ties at Goodwill for a dollar each. Any silk would work, like a scarf or sections of a shirt.

(Disclaimer - this is not my original idea, just an original Instructable)

Step 1: Deconstruct

Deconstruct a silk tie by removing the stitching and interfacing. Cut a section of silk large enough to completely wrap around the egg (leave some excess for room to tie the end together).


<p>I love this. If you one is concerned about the edibility factor you can easily translate this 'ible to a silk (or other fabric) transfer dyeing project. I use a microwave or a steamer set up similar to this one (http://www.dharmatrading.com/techniques/building-your-own-stovetop-silk-steamer.html) with old silk ties to &quot;dye&quot; silk scarves. FYI... If you drink Koolaid, you are getting more acid dyes in your system than you would with a &quot;tie&quot; dyed egg. Anybody who smells something off when steaming/simmering a silk tie is probably smelling dry cleaning agents used on the tie - that might be something to avoid. </p>
Very nice! <br>I wonder, do the dyes in the silk affect the egg's edibility? In other words, is there anything toxic in the color dyes that would seep through the shell and affect the egg if you wanted to eat the hard-boiled egg for breakfast or make it into egg salad? I'd hate to throw out those eggs (in my culture, you go to German Hell if you waste food); but I don't want toxic chemicals leaching into my egg salad. I know little about the industrial process of silk-dying.
I'm not entirely certain to be honest. Martha Stewart says they are edible, however other crafting resources say they are not. I read one account where the dyeing process left a terrible odor in the air causing the crafters to worry about chemicals. I didnt experience however. Sorry, I'm unable to give a conclusive answer.
I prefer natural dye (such as onion leaves) but the result of your work it's wonderfull:)! Great job!
Thank you so much. I just recently learned about using onions, I'll have to experiment with that in the future!
Thanks =)
This is really a great thing I would love to share with hand crafters. You got my vote.
Thank you! If you ever try it out, post some pictures!
Wow, that is really cool!
I had no idea you could do this! Very clever.
Thank you very much! I just learned about this process as well, I'd never heard of it before either! It was so exciting to test out.

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