At their September meeting, members of Heath Charnock Women’s Institute enjoyed an egg extravaganza.
Speaker Trish Bugejos, told members about her 23-year love of decorating eggs, and brought along examples of her work including a little house, a pram, hedgehog, flowers, ladybird, clock and perfume bottle.
Trish explained the art of decoration eggs started in China and then moved across Europe.
She got started by going to classes and later joining the Egg Crafters’ Guild.
She showed the different types of eggs that can be used, from small bantam eggs and goose eggs to really large rhea, emu and ostrich eggs.
Trish demonstrated how to clean and sand the eggs, mark and cut them, decorate and add all the details.
She collects all sorts of things to use in her work and then develops an idea to incorporate them into the eggs.
One example was a little doll given to her by her granddaughter – Trish made a bath for the doll with pearls and jewels as the bath suds.
Everyone had the chance of a closer look at the eggs after the meeting while enjoying tea and cakes.