Silk Dyed Eggs


Is this a magic Easter trick that can only be performed by the Easter Bunny? Why no it's not, but it could be! These amazing patterns can be translated simply onto the eggs with only a little effort. So dig out that scarf you were thinking on giving to the charity shop, that garish tie you DO NOT want your husband to wear any more or that blouse you bought ages years ago sitting at the back of your wardrobe! If they are 100% silk then you can use them.


  • Large or extra-large raw eggs, speckle free

  • Large saucepan

  • Scissors

  • Pieces of 100 percent silk, large enough to cover an egg

  • Squares of white cotton, enough to cover eggs

  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar

  • Elastic bands

  • Water

  • Tongs or spoon

  • Cooling rack or ceramic egg holder


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

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

Place the silk-wrapped egg in a piece of undyed cotton and secure tightly with another elastic band

Place egg(s) n the saucepan and cover eggs with water.  Add three tablespoons of white vinegar to the water.

Bring to a boil, turn heat down, and simmer for 40 minutes or longer.

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

Remove silk from cooled egg.