Frankly, I have been busy with wool felting recently, be it wet felting or needle felting, this craft is absolutely addictive. I will be showing some felting tutorials as I go with it and hope to share some easy-to-make felting projects soon. If you haven’t tried felting before, get yourself some wool and a felting needle from a craft shop, trust me, you are going to love it.
There is a short video clip at the end of the page to show you how to do wet felting. I demo the technique with quill size Easter Eggs, just in time for the upcoming Easter decoration and celebration. Feel free to adapt this method to make a felt ball and many other projects as long as it can be done practically, such as felt cover over an object, etc…. more to show later.
I have edited the video so that it plays a little faster while I roll the wool, so please don’t think that I am a bionic woman though I always dream to be one (by the way, I was born in the 70’s and Bionic Woman was one of my favorites TV series, oh… and not forgetting Six Million Dollar Man too) ;-). I have made a few video tutorials previously but this is the first time where I narrated it with my own voice. I was laughing out loud with tears in my eyes yesterday when I played it back, please pardon my Asian accent which sounds a little funny but I truly hope that you can understand what I was trying to tell you 😳 . Don’t say I didn’t warn you, if you think you can’t take my voice and English, please switch off your speaker, there is a subtitle in the video, so you are not missing anything out. Or, if you think you need something to laugh out loud now, go ahead with the speaker on :lol:.
As usual, I included the step-by-step photos and instruction below in case you find it useful to have some still images to refer to.
[Remark: curious about the cute little pom-pom chicks in the photo, you can make it with this tutorial, it is an easy project that kids can make too.]
Watch the “How-To-Make” video tutorial:
Wet Felting Easter Eggs
Materials & Supplies:
1. Wool, 20 g
2. Dishwashing Detergent
3. Hot / Warm water (safe to touch)
5. 2 Big Bowls
Equally divide your wool to about 2-3 gram each. I started with 20 gram then split them by half 3 times to get a total of 8 small wool piles. This method will ensure you to have equal size of eggs.
If you have an accurate scale that can weight light item, by all means, use it.
Dip some dish detergent on your palm and add some warm water to lather, roll the wool ball to get it lather with foam.
You don’t need a lot of dish drop, just enough to form a foam and smooth to roll the wool ball.
Add more warm water as your roll and occasionally dip it into cold water.
You will find that as you roll, the wool ball begins to shrink and become smaller and denser.
Add some dish detergent if required after your foam being wash away from the warm and cold water.
You may press a little to the rolling gradually as the ball becomes dense.
This process might take up to 3 minutes, be patient and don’t try to press the ball.
To shape the felt ball into egg shape, simply rub one side of the ball with horizontal stroke to taper off. If you can’t figure out this step, watching the video will give you a good hint.
Rinse it and leave it on a kitchen towel to dry for at least 1 day.