Posted on: Apr 17, 2014

Make traditional greek easter eggs dyed with embroidery thread

Mike Klianis

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Another different method of dyeing eggs, is with gorgeous results. Each year along with my mom we were dyeing eggs with embroidery thread and it was always a success!

What we will need

Eggs, aluminum foil and embroidery thread ( you can find at a needlecraft shop, it is for embroidery not for sewing).

How we do it

We cut the thread in short pieces (about 10cm)


We cut a piece of aluminum foil, moisten the egg, put some on top, then cover with a few more threads.


We wrap the aluminum foil (around the egg) to make a ball.


We put them in a saucepan and boil them for 20 minutes.

Tip: You can optionally cover them with oil when they are throughly dry.

Good Luck!

We took this recipe from:


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