How to Make Wet Felted Easter Eggs

How to Felt Easter Eggs, FiberArtsy.com

Two years ago, when I first started getting serious about this blog, I shared a tutorial on how to make Felted Easter Eggs from wool.

Felted Easter Eggs - Fiberartsy.com

Yikes! Did you see it?? The tutorial itself is pretty good and accurate but the photos?? Ick! Anyhoo, I decided to felt up some new Easter Eggs to show you how pretty these felted Easter Eggs can be (and how much better my photos are now??).

See?





How to Make Wet Felted Easter Eggs, FiberArtsy.com

 

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Supplies needed:

Wool Roving – Any kind (sheep, alpaca, etc)
Plastic Easter Eggs
Nylon Hose
Warm water & dish soap
Washer

The new raw wool fiber and roving I used:

How to Make Wet Felted Easter Eggs, FiberArtsy.com

Wrap the Roving

The step by step felting instructions are basically the same, regardless of whether you use raw wool fiber or roving. Just make sure to cover each part of the plastic egg with a good layer of fiber. (Hint: put a piece of tape all around the egg along the joint to keep it from coming apart)





Take a piece of roving and thin it out. Place a plastic egg in the center and wrap the sheet of roving around it, tucking in the corners as much as you can.

I took a second strip of roving and wrapped it around the egg in the opposite direction to make sure the entire egg was covered with fiber. This also helped me to tuck in any big lumps.

Felted Easter Eggs - Fiberartsy.com
Felted Easter Eggs - Fiberartsy.com
Felted Easter Eggs - Fiberartsy.com

Add Water

Sprinkle the fiber wrapped egg with warm soapy water and using your hands, work the water all the way into the fiber. Once it’s completely wet, you can add stripes of yarn if you’d like. Wet the yarn.

Felted Easter Eggs - Fiberartsy.com
In the previous tutorial, I added yarn for decoration.
Felted Easter Eggs - Fiberartsy.com

Wash & Dry

Carefully place your felt eggs in the panty hose and tie a knot at the top of each one. Put them in the washing machine and wash with detergent and hot water. You can add clothes if you want, just be aware that if your roving or yarn is dyed, it may bleed. Felted Easter Eggs - Fiberartsy.comWhen the washer is finished, take the eggs out and cut off the nylon hose. Lay them out to dry completely.


Felted Easter Eggs - Fiberartsy.com

Here are the new ones!

Hand Dyed Merino Sheep Roving in Turquoise to Burnt Orange:
How to Make Wet Felted Easter Eggs, FiberArtsy.com

“Marbled” Easter Egg with Natural Wool White Roving with Black Fiber veining:
How to Make Wet Felted Easter Eggs, FiberArtsy.com

How to Make Wet Felted Easter Eggs, FiberArtsy.com
How to Make Wet Felted Easter Eggs, FiberArtsy.com
This is also a great kids’ craft. Children are naturally great at wet felting and they love being able to play with soapy suds and wool.
Enjoy!
Annette
FiberArtsy




Comments

  1. Those are so pretty! Is it possible to use raw wool locks instead of roving when you wrap the egg up? I’ve never felted (except for sweaters in the washing machine to create boiled wool), but I love how it looks, so I’d love to try! I have a huge box of raw wool, so I was hoping I could use that! :) Lisa
    P.S. Kudos on MUCH nicer photos! :)

    • Haha, thanks Lisa I’ve learned a lot! Yes, you absolutely can use raw locks. It may be a little trickier keeping them in place but they’ll felt just fine. Plus, locks should give your eggs a really nice texture. Share a photo, please!! :)

  2. So pretty! I really like the marbled look of the red-maroon-orange-pink one :)