This section is from the "A Complete Dictionary of Dry Goods" book, by George S. Cole. Also available from Amazon: A complete dictionary of dry goods and history of silk, cotton, linen, wool and other fibrous substances,: Including a full explanation of the modern processes ... together with various useful tables.
A novel curtain which is easily adapted to decorating an Easter window trim is composed entirely of brightly colored egg shells. The egg shells are first colored, and then run on strings, the different shades forming any pattern desired in the curtain. After mounting, the curtain is looped away at each side, forming a marvelously pretty attraction. For these curtains is required a "case" of eggs, the shells of which should first be drained of their contents and then colored with Diamond dyes.