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Egg cosy
with Serbian embroidery

SchnittSee the cut=method, fig. 31.

Our pattern, intended for keeping boiled eggs warm, shows, when opened, the shape of a cloverleaf, as Fig. 21 shows, which Fig. 22 depicts with the leaves laid over each other and the stem folded over and held in place by patent hooks. The lining is sewn with coloured silk and coloured lan (Chinese silk). After both parts of the fabric and a gauze insert have been prepared according to the cutting method, Fig. 31, the frieze lining is decorated with embroidery to be worked over a canvas overlay, for which Fig. 20 offers the small tree taken from a Serbian border as a pattern. The small tree embroidered with unhealed silk in three colours is followed by a narrow serrated border along the upper dotted line of each leaf, while its outer curve isStickerei surrounded by a knotted border as in Fig. 59 of the second May=No. 84. After completing the embroidery, the fabric parts are joined along the dotted lines by dense basting stitches. Then the leaves, whose outer edges are enclosed by a narrow atlas band, are sewn together cross to cross, colon to colon and star to star, meeting at a height of 4 cents. This creates a deepened triangular space between the leaves, each 22 cent.  side length. The pockets for the eggs made of pale blue flannel are inserted into this space, of which a three-cent piece measuring 50 cents on each side is required. The edges of the flannel are folded over narrowly and each is lined up at 25 cents; then, 6 cents from one of the edges, the fabric is doubled and lined up with heads at 20 cents and again 16 cents lower at 14 cents in the same way. Of the three sections created in this way, the two Eierwärmerlarger ones are each to be arranged twice lengthwise, while the lower, narrowest one is to be arranged only once in the centre, so that the puffed flannel section corresponds in length and width to the recessed space. At the crossing points of the row threads, this lining, of which Fig. 30 shows a reduced section, is sewn to the bottom with a few stitches. The stem, 2 1/2 cents wide at the bottom, 6 cents wide at the top and 15 cents long, is made of frieze laid three times together.