I used a polystyrene egg former and pins to make this filigree egg. It helps if you put an elastic band around the widest part of the egg to help you to mark the central position, so you know when to stop quilling! The blunter end of the egg is easier to quill, so start there. I used graduated colour strips. Use minimal amounts of glue to fix the strips to each other, so it doesn’t stick to the egg.
When you have made both halves, glue them together, holding them in place with locking tweezers or other, similar, clips. The stand, also, is quilled – a Ring Coil made around a 2.5cm (1”) diameter dowel. Three dense-edged coils make the feet, each one a full length strip. Spray the finished egg with two or three fine layers of spray varnish.
The traders at the Quilling Guild 30th Anniversary Celebration in August will have plenty of choice of tweezers, including locking ones, and you will also be able to find graduated paper strips. Details of the spray are on a previous post.