Embroidered Eggs
by Brett Bara Follow

Real eggshells with real embroidery! I saw a photo of an embroidered egg online and became obsessed with trying to do it myself. It's actually not as impossible as it seems!


How to

In a nutshell (eggshell?), to make these eggs:

1. Use a Dremel tool with a disc cutter to slice off the back of each egg. Empty and wash out the egg.

2. Use a tiny drill bit on the Dremel tool to drill holes in the eggshell.

3. With an embroidery needle and embroidery floss, and working in the pre-drilled holes, create your stitches. Knot the thread on the inside of the egg.

And that's it! See more photos on my blog here: http://www.brettbara.com/how-to/embroidered-eggs-for-martha-stewart-2/

Discussion 6

  • Christine commented 8 years ago

    Fabulous!! I wonder if you could avoid cutting the egg in half if you used curved upholstery needles?

  • Panu commented 8 years ago

    Amazing, never seen anything like this before! Hopefully the omelettes were delicious, too... :D

  • Natashalh commented 8 years ago

    Way cool!

  • JoĆ«lle commented 8 years ago

    these are the most awesome easter eggs! i sense i will have to eat a lot of omelettes this week...

  • Wes John-Alder commented 8 years ago

    This is a totally wild idea! It looks really good, too! I'd love to try this with some speckled eggs.


  • Nora commented 8 years ago

    Oh wow, yes of course, it's Easter soon! What an amazing project, never thought of that. Thanks for sharing!

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