Friday, April 3, 2009

Make Something Cool Every Day: Felted Eggs

Dot at dabbled is doing this really fun make-along. It's a great way to make an effort to do something creative everyday- which is a big part of why I started this blog in the first place. So I'm in!

Everyday in April I will try to make something creative (I don't know about cool, but at least creative) My something for today is- Felted Easter Eggs.

For the blue and yellow eggs- I started by wet felting. I put a wool covered styrofoam egg in a small piece of nylon hose, wet it down and added a little hand soap. 10 min and a lot of rolling later I had a solid colored felted egg.

Once it was dry I did my first ever needle felting to add the lines and dots. Needle felting is sooo fun I could really get addicted to it!  : )

For the pink marbled egg I experimented with using both wool yarn and un-spun wool (not sure if that the correct term or not, but probably not). I didn't needle felt here just did wet felting. This one came out OK, I don't think it's as nice as the others you can still see some of the twist in the yarn (and took longer to felt).

The blue one was the last one I made and I think it's my favorite- I really got the needle felting of the lines and dots down by this point.


  1. what a great idea! I'm picking this as today's idea to spotlight on twitter.

    And thanks for playing MSCE April! I've added you to the list here:
    Do stop by and check out some of your fellow participants, too!


  2. Hi Dot,

    Thanks so much! This make something cool each day April idea is great!!!

  3. Your felted eggs are so cute! I'd much rather have one of these than a chocolate egg I would eat in five minutes :D


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