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Old 02-11-2013, 06:59 PM
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Silk Tie Egg Kits


Easter is coming -- this year, ditch the Paas and give silk tie eggs a try! If you've never seen what silk tie eggs look like, here's a great example:



You wrap eggs in remnants of silk ties, boil them, and watch as the colors and patterns transfer onto the egg. Makes for some serious things of beauty.

The only problem is coming up with the silk -- you need to butcher up some nice ties in order to get enough. Plus, you need to cut up cotton fabric, measure out just the right amount of vinegar and gather up a bunch of rubber bands to hold the whole thing together...

Or, you can head over to www.silktieeggs.com and pick up everything you need in one package! My fiancé and I have spent the past year gathering up every silk tie would could lay our hands on and making these kits containing everything you need to make dozens of beautiful egg designs. Check it out (and help us pay for our wedding!)
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:16 AM
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I really want to support your effort (and your wedding - mazel tov!) but I've been picking up silk ties all year. I've been letting go of a lot of items so whenever I drop stuff off at Goodwill I check out the tie selection. Also, I'm on an austerity budget with a craft supply buying freeze. If hadn't seen this on the day I dropped my car off for an unanticipated, and from the sound coming from under the car likely costly, repair I might have broken my own rule.

I "pinned" your site to my "Holiday decorating" and "Crafts to Make" Pinterest boards so all 83 of my "followers" (or other imaginary friends) will see it. Now off to mention it on facebook so there's potentially 527 more sets of eyes ...

Best wishes!
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:31 AM
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I pinned as well
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:42 AM
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Thanks a bunch to both of you -- we really appreciate your help in getting the word out! And woohoo, our first sale went out in the mail this morning!
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:42 AM
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Wow! Those are really cool! I've never heard of it before. Makes me wish I had a reason to dye eggs. I do have a lot of friends who still have little kids, so I shared on Facebook.
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:44 PM
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Who needs a reason? I made some last year to put in a bowl for a centerpiece. They are fun and always surprising because they don't always turn out the way you think they will.
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:03 PM
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Oh Jeez. Now I'm torn between protecting my mother from her insane craft-hoarding obsessions and showing her a legit cool thing that I know she hasn't heard of yet (I know, because she hasn't asked me to be on the lookout for supplies for it) and helping out a Doper at the same time.

Darnit, moral quandries are hard!
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:44 PM
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Darnit, moral quandries are hard!
Solution: tell her about the site, and also let me know her name so I can limit her to one order. Win-win!
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:30 PM
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Okay I'm curious - can you do this on blown-out eggs, or would they collapse with the rubberband around them? It'd be nice to save the purty things once made
I might have to get a kit or two even if I can't save the eggs.
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:24 AM
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The blown out eggs float and have to be held down with a plate or something on top of them. I have done one batch blown out and one batch with nothing done to them before hand. You can still keep them and they will eventually dry out inside and the yolk will rattle around in them. I still have all of the ones I did last year. I should go get them out of the closet and make sure that blog site was right about them drying out. I haven't smelled any rotten eggs in the closet, so I'm sure they are fine.
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:13 AM
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Okay I'm curious - can you do this on blown-out eggs, or would they collapse with the rubberband around them? It'd be nice to save the purty things once made
I might have to get a kit or two even if I can't save the eggs.
The rubber bands would probably be too much, but that's ok -- you can always use a wrapping of thread to hold the silk in place. And like Hockey Monkey said, they'd have to be weighted down in the pot. Thanks for asking!
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:51 PM
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Sounds good - thanks guys! I'm going to get some

EDIT: Done - thanks!

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EDIT: Done - thanks!
Packed up and ready for the mailman -- thank you!
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:46 PM
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Just ordered some for my Grand-daughter.
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Old 03-14-2013, 12:28 PM
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Awesome idea! My daughter and I are going to have fun doing these together. There's no way I'd have time to source the material myself, so the kit is perfect. Thanks!
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:18 AM
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Thanks much to everyone who ordered! And if you're thinking about putting in an order, then don't dawdle -- we're leaving for the wedding on Friday night and will be gone until Easter, so all orders have to be in by Friday.

Thanks!
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