I saw this idea in Better Homes and Gardens. Since there was no real tutorial, I thought it would make for a fun experiment.
I started with a napkin (red) and a piece of muslin. I knew from previous experiments that the napkin was colorfast.
Wet with white vinegar.
Wrap around your egg. I should note that I used the last of my dyeable plastic eggs for this experiment. The napkin stuck to the egg rather well but I had to hold the fabric in place with rubber bands.
Using food coloring bottles, add small drops of color over the wet covering.
I will say that the napkin seemed to be a little less messy than the fabric. But expect to have lovely fingertips regardless of which you choose.
Let sit several minutes. I think I let mine sit about 20 minutes but you probably don’t have to wait that long.
The end results were fun. The napkin was done for so I tossed it but the fabric was still damp so I wrapped another egg in it and the rolled it in vinegar.
The egg had more dye which means I probably should have put more vinegar on to begin with. The fun part of using the fabric is I have a dyed piece for other projects.