Okay, here it goes: a post unlike any I thought I would ever write. Subject? Dyeing Easter eggs. Take it to the next level? Why not! Check out the Martha Stewart recipe I used to do it! Here’s my version of same recipe:
Ingredients: old silk neckties; other silk scraps and remnants (invite someone who sews); apathetic 13-year old willing to donate dirty t-shirt at last minute; eggs; vinegar; big pot; twist ties; water; heat.
Deconstruct the ties and cut pieces of silk to fit around the eggs; cut dirty t-shirt into strips (Martha suggests an old white sheet, table cloth, or pillow case, and I’ve also heard of using cheese cloth).
Next wrap the eggs with the printed side of the silk facing the egg. Take the t-shirt squares and wrap one around each egg to keep the silk in place. Cap it off with a twist tie:
Also, seek assistance:
Next, plop the eggs into a pot (here Martha recommends glass or enamel, but give me a break; just find a pot that’s big enough and get on with it) and cover them with water.
Bring to a boil, then turn down the heat and simmer for 20 minutes:
Remove from pot and let cool:
The results, I must say, are pretty cool:
Finally, for another easy alternative to Rit, try onion skins.