Eggs and Chicks

This is a quick post to share the work that preoccupied me last week as I prepared for a visit to see friends and family in Colorado, both blessed with two little ones.


First, I made a pile of felted easter eggs, experimenting with different rovings pulled from a sample box. From left to right, a handpainted merino roving drafted into long, thin bits and wrapped many times around styrofoam egg; solid merino roving with tiny bits of bamboo fiber; and an assorted bunch of merino/silk blend rovings (not recommended for future egg experiments).


Then came the needlefelted chicks bursting from their wet felted eggs. It was very difficult to keep the chicks small, so I had to felt a purple egg large enough for an ostrich chick around an extra large rock.

Tickled children and parents all around; a project worth making and sharing.


2 Responses to “Eggs and Chicks”

  1. 1 cat Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    These are absolutely gorgeous! I love the little hatching chicks. I really like the effect of the white roving streaks against the blue too.

  2. 2 chickenbetty Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at 7:54 am

    oh those eggs in the middle are delightful 🙂

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