On this page you will find instructions for various egging techniques and also other egging information. The files are in PDF format - click on the link to open the file - it will open in a separate wndow.
Marking a simple paper pattern or template on a relatively flat part of an egg is usually easy enough to do but problems occur when trying to mark on the curvature of the shell. It is necessary to pleat the paper so it sits flat on the shell and this isn’t always accurate. By learning how to freehand the markings on a shell you will be able to mark up many designs easily.
Do you have a favourite wrapping paper, card or other image you would like to use on an egg but you don't have enough copies? Paper tole applications become really simple when you use your computer to prepare and copy your prints.
Very realistic flowers can be made using ordinary coloured photocopy paper or notelet paper,
which is available in a variety of shaded colours. Although this can be a very time consuming
exercise, the end result is well worth the effort. Using these delicate little flowers takes your
creation from something that anyone can buy the pieces to achieve, to that something special,
which only a few have the patience to do.
A hinge ring, although expensive, has the advantage of spreading the stress evenly
around the edges of the shell, instead of just in one place as with a normal hinge. The
finished result is much more elegant and is well worth the extra cost for a special egg.
Hinge rings come in a variety of sizes for different size eggs from duck egg through to
The process for creating a drawer in an egg is quite simple and can be used for a number of variations in the design. I first saw an egg with a drawer in one of Aline Becker"s Egg's Periodicals.
This will give a perfect oval relative to the egg regardless of the shape of the shell. It allows you to then cut a "slice" off the side of the shell if desired and reverse back into the recess.