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Easter eggs

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71. diligence or miracle ball as an easter egg

EiFig. 71 shows a ball wrapped in the shape of a large egg made of white cotton, which contains various small objects and sweets as a reward and surprise for the diligent knitter. You can find such balls of different sizes in larger shops, except for the outer decoration, but any skilful hand can certainly wrap them themselves. In our pattern, the decoration consists of a filament net worked with red zephyr wool in the usual fillet in the round. Choose so many stitches that the net encloses the centre of the egg exactly, and work the required length without decreasing or increasing. Both ends are pulled together with a suitable narrow ribbon, thus allowing the net to be slipped off and over again, even if the circumference of the ball has already been reduced by the diligence of the knitters. The centre of the net is marked by a ribbon in the same colour as the net, sewn together with coloured silk in irregular shapes.

74-75. Easter egg as a bonbonnière

EiWith paper braid.
The little gadget is made of a real egg. Opened at theBorte pointed end, the uncooked hen's, duck's or goose's egg is allowed to drain completely and then the upper broad end of the eggshell is cut straight off all round with fine sharp scissors or a small file; it goes without saying that not the slightest breakage must occur in the egg during this procedure. After the egg has been covered with a fine gauze or gauze coating glued on with liquid glue to improve its durability, the open edge is covered with a strip of gold or silver paper 5-6 cents high, cut into fine fringes at the upper end, which, when the egg has been filled, forms the closure by twisting it slightly together, as on a cracker. The small improvised bonbonnieère is further clothed with a small braid (white and red in the model) woven from narrow coloured paper strips as shown in the natural-size illustration (Fig. 75), which, starting at the tip around a small tassel or ribbon bow, is glued to the surface in a tightly wound spiral and at the same time covers the edge of the gold paper strip.

76. Easter egg as a bonbonnière. With painting.

The egg, which has been made into a small bonbonnière in exactly Eithe same way as Fig. 74, shows a pretty painting in black and gold on its deep red base colour, obtained by dissolving hot aniline, instead of the covering of papuerbörtchen, which can easily be taken from Fig. 76 and enlarged accordingly.