Wood eggs or (plastic eggs with electrical tape around the seam)
Knee Highs or cut Nylon legs
Wire twist ties
Pull off 3 sections of wool roving (available at some Joann’s, some Michaels and yarn stores).
Spread the roving pieces into 4”x4” sections.
Wrap the wool around the egg, crossing the 3 layers perpendicular on top of each other.
Add any little designs- small tufts of wool or strands (could even use wool yarn).
Insert the egg into nylon leg or knee high, twist a wire (bread or trash) tie to shut the nylon; insert the next egg in the same nylon and twist tie - do a whole row- like sausages!
Throw the eggs in their nylon casing into the washer; wash on hot and then dry completely in the dryer.
I did NOT have a problem with eggs in the dryer- I ran them through with a load of towels but don' t do it if you think it might hurt your dryer (- i.e. I'm not responsible if your dryer breaks for any reason, okay?)
Remove the eggs from the nylon- it’s normal for some fibers to get stuck in the nylon- just gently pull free.
If the wool is too loose or there are too many fibers sticking off, make the wool covering even tighter by re-felting the egg.
Re-wet the wool covered egg with hot water and ¼ teaspoon dish soap, rub for several minutes, rinse very well with cold water and allow to dry.
Soon I'll show you how to use these eggs to make treasure bags!