|Roving for Blue Multi-Color Egg:|
|Roving for Closed Egg:|
|Roving for Duckling Egg:|
|Roving for Lamb Egg:|
Multi-Color Eggs and Duckling Egg:
1. Pull a couple layers of roving in the colors shown. Blend the colors, then cover the plastic egg with the roving, making sure no part of the plastic egg is exposed.
2. Working in a sink, wet the wool with hot water. Add a squirt of dish detergent to your hands and slowly start to pat the egg, rolling it in your hands. Alternate rolling it under cold then hot water, and add detergent as needed. Increase the pressure of your hands. Keep rolling until the wool shrinks tight to the egg. Rinse thoroughly under cold water. Allow the egg to dry for 24 hours.
3. For the eggs with openings (duckling and jelly bean eggs in the photo), hold the egg vertically. About 1/3 of the way down from the top, cut a horizontal slit approximately 3/4 of the way around the egg. Pop out the plastic egg. Using 6-ply embroidery thread, stitch around the opening with a buttonhole stitch. For the orange/teal egg, you can leave the plastic egg inside and display it in an egg cup.
4. For the blue multi-color egg, fill it with jelly beans or other treats.
5. Duckling: With cheddar roving, wet-felt a small teardrop shape for the body and a small ball for the head. Allow to dry. Use your felting needle to felt the two pieces together. With small pieces of orange roving, craft a beak shape and feet onto the duckling with your needle. Add two black eyes and some pink for cheeks. Put a tuft of green roving inside your egg and tuck the duckling inside.
6. To make a base, draw a multi-petaled daisy pattern on paper, then use it to cut three 3" pieces from flat felt. Stack them, then needle felt the layers together. Use a few tacking stitches to attach the egg to the base.
1. For this egg, you will wet-felt the entire egg shape (no plastic egg used). Start with a good-sized tuft of light blue roving, and wet felt it to about 2 1/4" high x 1 3/4" diameter. Allow to dry at least 24 hours.
2. Use the patterns below as a guide to needle felt the grass with yellow and cheddar dots for flowers. Add the lamb and other flowers. Remember, when you needle felt, a little roving goes a long way so start with small pieces of roving. Shape the edges of the areas with your needle.