Cut the ties up into squares, and tie up one egg in each square. The trick is to have the fabric flat against the egg. This is where we could have done a better job, too many wrinkles.
Don't the look pretty? All dressed up in silk gowns! The next step is to cut squares of cotton muslin and wrap each egg again. This prevents the dye from spreading to other eggs. After they are wrapped a second time, we put the eggs in a pot of water and boiled them for about 20 minutes. I also added a splash of vinegar to the water.
Results? Well, the places the fabric was flat against the egg, the patterns transferred beautifully. Then, there were a lot of white spots. In all, they were pretty, just not quite what we expected to see. Maybe next year?