Tuesday, March 13, 2012

How to make a felted egg...

I made a felted egg the other night, and now I'm loving wet felting.  It's not hard to do, and it's so much fun to see something take shape so quickly.  So far I've made 5, one more and the kids will have a half dozen eggs in a carton to play with - a fun toy !  Then I'll have to make some more because I need some for my easter decorations...ho hum....!

If you want to make some too, this is how I did it.  I bought some little foam eggs from Lincraft to use as my mould.  Then I used 11 grams of wool fleece.  I decided to weigh the fleece after my first 2 eggs came out very different in size...the rest are sort of similar !

First, wrap your egg in fleece, firmly, but not tightly.

...i know, looks nothing like an egg hey !

 Carefully wet your egg with hot water, either under the tap or in a bowl, whatever works for you.  Make sure all of the wool gets wet. 

Then add a few drops of dish soap.

And start very gently patting your wool down to the point where it looks like it's all holding together.

Wet it or add more soap if you think it needs it - too much soap will easily wash out! so don't worry.

Then as the wool felts more, start to rub your egg more vigorously and roll it around in your hands firmly.  Roll it both horizontally and vertically to ensure even shrinkage.  I was amazed at how quickly you can see a change in the shape and form of all that wool fleece! It's pretty cool !

When it looks like it's done, rinse it under cold water to remove all the soap.

And here's my finished egg - a lot smaller than when I started  - it should shrink by about 1/3, and the whole process took me only about 10-15 minutes.

This would also be a great activity to do with your kids !


  1. Wow they are so cute and what fun for the kids.

    1. and for the BIG kids too Fiona! I'm enjoying them as much as they are, they feel so nice !

  2. Hi Something Lubely,
    You are the Winner of our Easter Giveaway :-) Congratulations!!
    I also love your felted eggs :-)

  3. Lovely! I've been meaning to do this with the kids in time for Easter!

  4. Those are super cuter Easter egges. I love how simple and relatively mess free they are.

  5. Thanks everyone for your lovely comments !!

  6. Eggs are such a fun and quick project especially to share with kids. We've embellished with a little needle felting after some of ours were finished and made them extra fancy. What beautiful swirly patterns you have :)

  7. oh wow! I love this idea...and it is easy and festive! thank you!!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.
    happy Spring!

  8. Hi Carole, your eggs are great. Thanks also for the link for real English muffins, I've not been able to find one that looked like the real thing. I've just signed on to follow your blog so I'll see you around.

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