Fabric

Felted Easter Eggs

By  Debra Quartermain  for  Dow

sizes: 3-1/2" tall; 2-5/16" tall; 2-1/2" tall; 2-1/4" tall

Materials

  • STYROFOAM Brand Foam Eggs: 3-1/2”; 2-5/16”; 2-1/2”; 2-1/4” (Dow)
  • Shaded Wisps Needle Felt (National Nonwovens): Pastel Pack: Cotton Candy, Buttercup, Robin’s Egg, Pistachio Ice Cream, Purple Sage; Natural
  • Beads, 5 mm: pink; clear

Tools

  • Black head straight pins, two
  • Needle felt needle
  • Needle (5”) and white thread
  • Craft knife
  • Blush
  • 1. Follow manufacturer's instructions to needle felt base colors, completely covering eggs as shown, or as desired.
  • 2. For polka dots, roll small wisps of felt into soft 3/4" circles; space evenly on egg and felt in place.
  • 3. For basket weave pattern, needle felt 1/4"-wide strips vertically from top to bottom of egg, spacing evenly. Felt 1/4"-wide strips, evenly spaced, around width of egg.
  • 4. For swirls, arrange 1/4" strips onto egg in swirl pattern, until satisfied with placement; felt in place.
  • 5. For rosettes, make 1/2" pink felt circles and place evenly spaced on egg, leaving room for leaves; felt in place. For leaves, fold 1" green felt strip in half; felt in place next to rosette.
  • 6. For beads, thread beads onto thread using long sewing needle. Stitch beads in place by pulling needle through to opposite side of egg.
  • Needlefelting Tips
  • 1. Never bend needles.
  • 2. Needles come in sizes; lower numbers are thicker and cause larger holes in the base fabric.
  • 3. Use thicker needles (lower numbers) to begin a project; use finer needles (higher numbers) for detail work.
  • 4. Work pattern area in a straight line.
  • 5. Use straight up-and-down motion to felt design.