The girls and I dyed eggs with ties -- the kind men used to wear to work in the good old days -- and I love how they turned out!
You start with silk ties -- I bought mine at Good Will. (You can also use silk scarves or anything that's made of 100% silk fabric.)
Then you cut the ties apart and take out the linings.
Next you tightly wrap a piece of the tie around an uncooked egg with the right side against the egg.
Then you gather it together like a pony tail and tie it with a string, ribbon or rubberband. You'll now have a little bundle with an egg inside it.
Then place your egg bundles in a large pan and cover them with cold water.
Add a 1/2 cup of white vinegar to the water and put the pan on the stove.
Turn the heat to high and leave the eggs on the stove for 25 minutes. Make sure you have enough water in the pan, and that you use cold water, so your water doesn't boil too quickly and break your eggs.
Remove the pan from the heat and run cold water over the wrapped eggs.
It's really fun when you unwrap the eggs because you're never quite sure what you're going to get. Some of the ugliest ties make the prettiest eggs.
Or at least the most interesting eggs! This tie with the foxes and rabbits and pheasants just cracked me up and made a really fun egg.
I'd love to see photos of your eggs if you give this a try.