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How To: Needle Felted Easter Egg

My Poppet : your weekly dose of crafty inspiration: How To: Needle Felted Easter Egg

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Monday, 11 April 2011

How To: Needle Felted Easter Egg

This little project is a good introduction to needle felting as you don't have to worry about shaping the egg, just the surface decoration.
If you are new to the concept of needle felting, have a read of my Needle Felting Basics tutorial.

You will need:
-1 x Styrofoam egg shape
-wool roving in your chosen colours, You will not need very much
-felting needles, and foam pad
1. You will need to cover the surface of the foam egg with a layer of wool. Lay small pieces of wool roving over the surface of the egg and needle as you go. Its best to criss-cross several thin layers to make an even coverage. The wool will felt to itself not the foam core so don't stab too deeply or you risk breaking your needles.
2. Once you are happy with your coverage and density of the wool layer you can start to decorate. I've chosen spots.

3. To make spots, take a small amount of wool and roll it between your fingers to make a little ball. Place it where you want the spot to be and poke it until it felts/fixes to the base layer

I hope you enjoyed that easy project. If you cant find a foam egg you can try making the core out of wool roving, it will take a little longer but it will be worth the effort.

Make a whole bunch of these in loads of colours. They are safe for babies to play with as long as the decorations are firmly felted on.

Look out for the next tutorial in this series later on in the week...

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