Wet felting is fun and today we are going to make some wet felted eggs. It is a beginner felting craft and all you need are some felting wool roving, dishwashing detergent (or soap specifically meant for wet felting), water, and bowls.
How-To Wet Felting With Soap
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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 more 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 wet felting supplies from a craft shop, trust me, you are going to love it.
Wet felting is the process of creating a wool fabric from wool fibers using water, heat, friction, and soap. This process will cause the wool fibers to interlock, unable to separate, hence creating a compact version.
Watch the “How-To DIY Wet Felted Eggs” video tutorial:
Remark: I have edited the video so that it plays a little faster while I roll the wool, so please don’t think that I have a superpower.
We demo the felting process with quill size eggs to make some wet felting Easter Eggs, just in time for the upcoming Easter decoration and celebration. Here is a short video clip to show you how to do wet felting. We later make some of the wet felted eggs into these little felted birds and they are the perfect decor for your indoor garden.
Feel free to adapt this wet felting method to make a felted ball and other shapes. Again, combine with the needle felting technique, you can further transform them into other felted animals or items, eg: various kinds of sports balls, snowmen, Christmas ornaments, felt ball rugs, felt ball aroma diffusers, and many more.
[Remark: If the cute little pom-pom chick in the photo has caught your eyes, click the link for the tutorial, it is an easy project that kids can make too.]
As usual, besides the wet felting video, I also included the step-by-step photos and instructions below in case you find it useful to have some still images to refer to. By the way, you can download a printable version and save it for future reference.
- Start felting and share your completed handmade on Facebook and/or Instagram. Remember to tag us, @craftpassion, so that we are able to see them.
- Pin it to Pinterest for a future To-Do List.
- Share with your felting groups for a craft-along event.
- Browse more craft ideas to make, particularly for felting crafts.
- If you love the wet felting Easter eggs, I am sure you are going to love these 6 wet felting projects that My Poppet recommended.
- Felting Wool, 20 g
- Dishwashing Detergent
- Hot / Warm water (safe to touch)
- 2 Big Bowls
MORE DETAILS ON HOW TO WET FELT EASTER EGGS
- Gather and prepare all the supplies needed as listed above.
Make sure the hot water is safe to touch with your hands and don’t get yourself burn.
- Equally divide your wool into about 2-3 grams each. I started with 20 grams then split them by half 3 times to get a total of 8 small wool piles.
This method will ensure you have equal size of eggs.
If you have an accurate scale that can weight light items, by all means, use it.
- Loosen up the wool into a thin flat piece.
- Fold the wool into a ball shape to the roundest possible.
- Dip some dish detergent on your palm and add some warm water to lather, roll the wool ball to get it to 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.
- Lightly roll the wool ball with your palms to begin the wet felting process.
Don’t insert any pressure on it or else it will create unsightly crack lines in the egg.
- a. 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.
b. Add some dish detergent if required after your foam is washed 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 in the wet felting process, and don’t try to press the ball.
- The felted ball is done once the ball is quite hard and compact.
You can stop here if you are making a felted ball.
- a. To shape the felted ball into a felted egg shape, simply rub one side of the ball with a horizontal stroke to taper off. If you can’t figure out this step, watching the video will give you a good hint.
b. Rinse it and leave it on a kitchen towel to dry for at least 1 day.
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