Gorgeous Mini Felted Easter Eggs

Felted Easter Eggs by Melissa Brown-Dallke featured on www.livingfelt.com/blog

These Easter Eggs are truly mini works of art! Look at the gorgeous shading…like little paintings.

“Just completed my three little Easter eggs and I just love the way Living Felt batts felt so easily!”

– Melissa Brown-Dallke, Kansas

Needle Felted Bunny Peeking Out of Felted Easter Egg

Wet Felted Easter Egg with Needle Felted Bunny by Lisa Shanor on www.livingfelt.com/blog

Lisa Shanor of Wyoming sent us this pic of her oh so precious needle felted bunny peeking out of a wet felted Easter Egg.
She says she used “a variety of Living Felt wools” in making it.  She often gets our MC-1 Felting batts, also referred to as our Merino Cross Felting Batts.

We love his little expression and the pure sweetness he exudes!

Free Felting Tutorial: Needle Felted Bunny Ball, "Dot"!

Needle felt this fun litttle bunny ball, we call him “Dot”! More tutorials follow on needle felting Easter Eggs and needle felting  his best pal “Cheep”! This project requires very little wool. We used Living Felt MC-1 Merino Cross Batts in Cotton, and Sorbet, some black glass beads for eyes and some button thread.

Follow the standard directions for needle
felting a ball, you will use this technique again and again!

This is the ball for our bunny head, which also happens to be his body! Our needle felted bunny is very small, yours can be as large as you like! Needle felt this very firmly. Decide which surface will the face and which the bottom. Use your felting needles or multi-needle
felting tool
to flatten out the bottom. For this projectm, we primarily used a 38 gauge star felting needle and a 40 triangle felting needle.

Pull off two small, equally sized tufts of wool to make the ears. Making both
at the same time helps to get the sizing to match. You will find this true
for most “pairs” whether they be ears, feet, arms or slippers! While
your final bunny ears may be small, pull off more wool than you think you
will need. The fibers will compact as you felt them. It is much easier to
shape the wool when you have enough to work with. Starting with too little
may leave thin spots or tips that cannot be properly felted.

Fold them in half length wise and lightly needle felt right in the middle.
Do not try to attach it to the foam, just tack down the fibers.

Fold the sides in towards the middle and needle felt them in place.

Needle felt all around the shape by felting at a very shallow depth and continuously
shaping the ears as desired. Try to avoid felting them to the foam, make sure
to needle felt both sides and the edges.

If desired, felt some pink on the insides. Remember to make very shallow pokes
with your needle so the color does not come out the other side.

To help decide where the eyes go, we colored two white tipped straight pins
with a black marker and used these as temporary place holders.

You can use T-tacks or straight pins to select the placement of the ears and
other body parts as needed.

Once the position is selected, firmly needle felt the ears onto your bunny.
Spread the fibers out and take time to blend them in well. A fine gauge needle
such as a 40 Triangle works well for final blending.

Needle felt or embroider a bunny on your nose.

Sew on the bunny eyes by running your darning or doll needle from the back of the head and out where the eye socket will be. Leave enough thread dangling out the back to tie a knot. If desired, you can needle felt an impression for the eyes first, this is best done with your 36 gauge felting needle. String on the bead and run your needle into the eyesocket and out the back about 1/8th of an inch from the entrance thread. Pull tightly and tie a firm knot. This will slightly inset the eye. Repeat for the second eye.

Cut the threads very close to the head, patch with wool to fill any indentation
and needle felt into place.

Here is our finished bunny, “Dot” and his best pal, “Cheep.”
Watch for a tutorial on Cheep very soon!

Needle Felted Easter Eggs

Gorgeous Needle Felted Easter Eggs

Needle Felted Easter Eggs

Felted Easter!!!! If you haven’t needle felted any Easter Eggs yet, this bright and colorful collection
by Holly Bollier of Connecticut may inspire you!

Holly writes,

“I used a combination of materials in making these eggs, felting the base egg shape with wool,
and then adding yarns, beads, or felted embellishments on top.

When working in my kitchen making meals for my family, I depend on well made utensils to help me get the job done.
Whether it’s a nicely made wooden spoon, or well balanced chef’s knife, great tools are vital to preparing foods quickly and efficiently.
I bring that same mentality to my studio when felting.  That is, great tools are instrumental to making my felting projects
work up quickly and easily.  In making these eggs, I found the Living Felt Spiral 38 needle to be a very fast needle,
and the Living Felt Triangle 42 needle to be excellent in helping me to refine details.  Thanks for these great tools!”

Sincerely,

Holly Bollier Guilford, CT

http://hollybollier.com/

Needle Felting Easter Eggs – Fun & Easy Free Felting Tutorial

 

Have fun making a colorful basket of needle felted Easter eggs with
this quick and easy tutorial. This is 2nd in a series of 3 needle felting Easter tutorials. Previously we made “Dot”, our fun little bunny ball. For this project, we used Living Felt Brand CW-1 Core Wool, and MC-1 Merino-Cross Batts.


First start by needle felting your egg shapes out of core wool.
Below is our standard process for needle felting a ball. You can right+click
to save this picture and share it with a friend!

 

 

Tear off a small, thin strip of wool and wrap it snugly around the center
of your egg with the final edges overlapping slightly.

 

Tear off another thin strip and wrap it around the length of your egg. All
white wool underneath should be covered.

 

Needle felt the wool in place by poking your felting needle in and out, in and out. Work across the entire surface of the egg in several passes (vs spending too much time in one spot), and hold the wool in place as you work. Continue
needle felting until the surface is very smooth and evenly felted. You don’t want it to look bumpy.

For spirals and lines try this: Pull off a long, thin (but even) strip of wool and roll it into a tube by rolling it on your foam or even on your pantleg. Make sure it is an even thickness from end to end.

To wrap a line around your egg, needle felt one end in place and keep tension
on it as you needle felt it in place from one end to the other. Take time
to make the edges nice and neat as you go along, constantly gathering fibers
with your felting needle towards the middle of the line.

 

For flowers, hearts or similar decoration, pull off tiny tufts of wool and
needle felt each into place one at a time; taking time to needle felt all
loose fibers and tighten up edges before adding the next petal. If too many
fibers are loose when you add more petals, the design is more likely to fuzzy
because the fibers from petal to petal will get entangled.

To add tiny dots and even large polka dots (also a great technique for eyes),
pull off a small tuft of wool, center it over the spot you want it to be and
lightly needle felt it right in the center.

 

Next, gather the loose fibers by twirling them onto your felting needle.

T then just poke, poke, poke to needle felt them in place. This is an easy
way to make circles and dots!

Use the same line technique above to make spirals.

 

 

That’s it! Needle felting so easy once you learn a few basic techniques!
If its not new to you, we hope you will share with and teach someone else!

Off to Market w/Needle Felted Easter Eggs ~ Beth Ketterer

NEEDLE FELTED EASTER EGGS
NEEDLE FELTED EASTER EGGS

Beth Ketterer of Glenshaw, PA sent us this photo of her sweet needle felted easter eggs.
The colors are from our Merino-Cross batting line which work great for overlaying over a core wool.
You can see she has decorated them nicely with yarns.
I especially love the card ~~ a note of harmony and oneness 🙂

Beth is preparing for  craft shows this month and you can see more of her fiber arts work
on her website.