I’m loving playing with egg shells, husks, casings? Shells sort of implies they’re fragmented, note to self, find proper name for egg casing (ooh ooh… pod, I like that, egg pod).
Anyhow, I’ve been wrapping egg pods in wool and I think they’ve turned out really well, this is how I made them.
If you wish to hang the eggs once completed, then I found a neat way of creating a loop.
Start by selecting the opening (made when you blow the egg, egg blowing link here,) which you would like to become the top of your finished egg.
Choose two colours of wool, don’t cut lengths of, just unravel some of it. Make a loop in one of the ends of wool and then tuck both ends and the knot (having covered the knot in PVA glue ) into the opening.
Now spiral the two lengths of wool around the egg. I use PVA glue as it’s viscous enough to hold the wool in place as you go along. Glue small areas of the egg and work your way down.
When you get to the bottom cut of the wool and your done. If you get a little hole right at the bottom after you cut the wool of, it can be filled with a small off cut of wool and becomes almost invisible.
The eggs also look great on a table piled up in a bowl. If this is your preference then just tuck both ends into the opening at the beginning, no knot needed and spiral away.
Great fun with quick results, the way all home made projects should be.