It was during a back to back sleepover that the middle one caught me eyeing off my big bag of fibre..and as a result the four of us..the middle one, her friend, the youngest and myself made our very first ever felted eggs!
The action all started here..in my dusty bag of alpaca fibre. The length was a little on the short side for my liking to try spinning with so I was glad to see a use present itself for the ample supply of fluff...
..and rubbed and rubbed .....and rubbed again!
..until it formed an egg! Or thereabouts ;)
Layers of different coloured wool scraps were added..and the soapy, warm water rubbing continued..
..until at last they were felted to our liking. Several changes of water took place to keep it warm (and to rinse the dust from the dusty, dusty alpaca fibre). The eggs were then rinsed and placed outside in the sun to dry (which is still happening, two days later! Very dense and moist the inside of these eggs are..very dense and moist!).
A good morning's fun for a houseful of pre-teen girls. Just remember to lay the towel down on the bench before starting - unlike us!
And while we're still on the topic of felting, have you seen Carole's felted eggs and her lovely felted mat?