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Easter Feltmaking

A collection of felted Easter crafts to inspire!!

How to wet felt Easter eggs

Needle Felted Easter Bunnies
Simply adorable!

Needle Felted Peeps
Bunnies tend to multiply…

Felted Easter Basket
Knit and felt this Easter basket.

Easter Bunny Felting Pattern
Instructions for needle felting Easter bunnies.

Needle Felted Spring Chick Kit
All you need to make your own felted chicks.

Sochi Felted Birds
Sochi Felted Birds

Etsy: Wet Felted Easter Eggs
How to Make Felted Easter Eggs

More Easter Crafts

More Easter Crafts and Projects
Easter Knitting Patterns
Easter Crochet Patterns
Easter Cross Stitch and Needlework Patterns
Easter Clipart
Easter Weaving, Dyeing and Spinning Crafts
Natural Easter Egg Dyes
Easter Beadwork
Easter Tapestry
Easter Basketry
Easter Feltmaking

Feltmaking Books

Little Felted Animals: Create 16 Irresistible Creatures with Simple Needle-Felting Techniques
How to make the cutest little miniature animals, using just a few simple tools and some wool roving.
UK: Little Felted Animals

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Clipart Easter

Discovery Channel
Easter clipart baskets, eggs and other simple graphics.

Easter Link Eggs
Brightly coloured easter egg clipart.

ETC
A free clipart site for students and teachers.

Lacefairy
The Lacefairy website has free clipart for easter baskets, flowers, bunnies and easter eggs

Microsoft Clipart<
You can find clipart for baskets, animals and other craft items at the Microsoft Office website, for licensed users of Microsoft products.

Webweaver Easter Baskets
This site has some pretty easter baskets, filled with eggs, chicks, and flowers.

Webweaver Easter Rabbits
Adorable Easter bunnies.

Free Easter Gifs and Animations
Eggs, chicks, easter baskets and other free clipart images.

Easter Cats
Cats, kittens, Easter eggs.

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Easter Crafts

Felted Eggs
More Easter Crafts and Projects
Easter Knitting Patterns
Easter Crochet Patterns
Easter Cross Stitch and Needlework Patterns
Easter Clipart
Easter Weaving, Dyeing and Spinning Crafts
Natural Easter Egg Dyes
Easter Beadwork
Easter Tapestry
Easter Basketry
Easter Feltmaking

Textile Clipart Books

Ready-to-Use Illustrations for Holidays and Special Occasions (Dover Clip-Art Series)
Over 650 original, ready-to-use illustrations covering the year’s highpoints: New Year’s, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Hanukkah, Easter, July 4th, back to school, Halloween, Christmas, others.
UK: Illustrations for Holidays

Clip Art for Seasons & Celebrations for the Church
UK: Clip art for Seasons

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Natural Dyes – Dyed Easter Eggs from your Kitchen: aa031901

Natural dyes can be fun to work with and you might be surprised at the colours that can be found in your kitchen. Each of these Easter eggs were dyed using a microwave. As I had some dye left over, I also dyed a bit of wool with each dye batch.

natural easter egg dyes

If you are not a handspinner, you can do this project using already spun wool. Save the dyed fleece or spun wool.

After Easter, you can use the wool for weaving a small tapestry. I will be posting instructions for building a small loom using a cardboard box.

Natural Dyed Easter Eggs

The jars in the photo contain some white Romney wool, mordanted in a Tin bath.

Starting with the dark blue egg and going clockwise the dyes used were:

Red Cabbage & vinegar

Pickled Beet juice

Rosehip tea

Blackberry tea

Turmeric

Paprika

For each Easter egg, I used the following dye method.

  • Hard boil all the eggs first.
  • Use clean glass jars for each dye.
  • Half fill the glass jars with water.
  • Heat in the microwave for 3 minutes on high power or until the water is almost boiling.
  • Add the dyestuff and stir until dissolved. (some of the dyes don’t dissolve, so just stir well.
  • Place the boiled egg into the glass jar, ensuring that there is sufficient water to completely cover the egg.
  • Let the jar stand overnight.
  • Remove the egg and place it onto a clean coffee filter or other paper until dry.

Dyed Wool

Because there was quite a bit of dye left over in each jar, I didn’t want to waste it, so I also dyed some wool. I
pre-mordanted some fleece in a Tin (stannous chloride) mordant. If you don’t have access to Stannous chloride, you can substitute by using a clean tin can. Place it in a pot of water and boil it for a few hours.

You could also use an Alum mordant.
Mordants change the structure of the fibre to allow the dye to penetrate. Mordants also improve the colourfastness of the dye. Different mordants also produce different colours, so experiment with them to see what colours you can create.

If you don’t have fleece or aren’t a handspinner, try dyeing some spun wool, mohair, angora, silk or alpaca yarn, instead.

After removing the egg, reheat each jar in the microwave for a minute.

Then add the mordanted wool to the dyebath and let it stand for about an hour.

When the dyebath cools, reheat the jar in the microwave for another minute.

The heat helps the wool to absorb the dye.

Reheat each jar about 3 -4 times as they cool.

Then let each jar sit overnight to allow the wool to absorb more dye.

Remove the dyed wool from the jar and rinse in cool water with a bit of dish soap.

Squeeze out the water and let the wool dry

Natural Dye Recipes

Easter Egg Dye Recipes
Madder
Sandalwood
Logwood
Alum mordant

Felted Quail Eggs

Natural Dyes

Natural Dye Books
Harvesting Color: How to Find Plants and Make Natural Dyes
Harvesting Color: How to Find Plants and Make Natural Dyes
Natural Dyes
Botanical Colour at your Fingertips
A Weaver’s Garden: Growing Plants for Natural Dyes and Fibers
Eco Colour: Botanical Dyes for Beautiful Textiles
Wild Color, Revised and Updated Edition: The Complete Guide to Making and Using Natural Dyes

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Easter Cross Stitch: xstitch-easter

Ant of Sweden
Free cross stitch patterns for Easter eggs, flowers and other spring themes.

DMC Chart of the Week
It is listed as a Blooming Red Puppy – but I think it’s really a Poppy.

Rainbow Gallery
The Rainbow Gallery has a varied assortment of cross stitch, needlepoint, hardanger and other free stitching charts for Easter and springtime.

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Easter Craft Projects

More Easter Crafts and Projects
Felted Easter Eggs
Dyed Easter Eggs
Easter Tapestry
Easter Knitting
Easter Basketry
Easter Felt making

Berry Patch Easter Eggs, Etc. (Cross stitch)
Easter Cross stitch pattern for strawberries, daisies, a rose, violet, rabbit, blue bird, cardinal, tulip, daffodil, lily, spring season, summer season, fall season, winter season, mama hen, mama duck, colonial bird, colonial flowers.

Primitive Stitched Easter Bags
You get 2 of these wonderful cross stitch baskets. One is stitched with “Easter” and the other says “Eggs”. Each is 6″ tall and 6″ wide and 2″ deep. Back of baskets is blank. Handle is beaded. Green Grass strands in bags are included.

Spring Cross Stitch
Spring is in the air, time for planting, St. Patrick’s Day and Easter on this cross stitch creation – 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle.

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Vintage Table Top Loom

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Easter Tapestry: tapestry-easter

Free designs and patterns for tapestry weaving with and Easter craft theme.

Easter Lily Pattern
A free Easter lily pattern designed for stained glass, but could be used for tapestry.

Easter Cross Tapestry

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Easter Crafts and Patterns:

Easter Beadwork
Easter Knitting Patterns
Easter Crochet Patterns
Easter Cross Stitch and Needlework Patterns
Easter Clipart
Easter Weaving, Dyeing and Spinning Crafts
Natural Easter Egg Dyes
Easter Basketry

Tapestry Handbook: The Next Generation (Schiffer Books)The process is explained step-by-step and illustrated with over 300 beautiful color photographs and diagrams of tapestry techniques.

Tapestry 101
This book is a beginning course for the person interested in learning how to do woven tapestry. There are plans for a simple, but competent loom, information on the equipment and materials you’ll need for weaving, and instructions on doing the basic techniques that you need to know to complete your own tapestry.

Tapestry Weaving: A Comprehensive Study Guide
The art and method of tapestry weaving from construction of a basic frame loom, to cartoon design, to finishing techniques.

Tapestry Weaving
This book contains everything you need to know about the materials you need to get started, how to start and how to create wonderful patterns, landscapes and images.

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XXL Extra Large Weaving Loom Kit (89cm x 87cm) | Professional Tapestry Loom

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Vintage Table Top Loom

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Kromski Rigid Heddle Loom 24 Inch

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Easter Knitting Patterns: knit-easter

Knitted Bunny
Adult and baby bunny knitting patterns.

Baby Jacquards Bunny Toy
A floppy eared bunny from Bernat.

Duck Shelf Doll
Knit this cute little duck for Easter.

Easter Egg Basket
This Easter egg basket designed by Jean Woods is knit with 8 ply DK or Worsted weight 4 ply yarn

Machine Knitting

Easter Bunny
An Easter bunny knit on a Mattel knitter.

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You Tube – Picking up Stitches

Knitted Toy Pattern Books

Knitted Toys: 25 Fresh and Fabulous Designs
From a cute chick and a curly-haired doll to colorful mice and a patchwork tortoise, here you will find 25 unique designs for newborns to teens.
UK: Knitted Toys

Little Knitted Creatures (Leisure Arts #5144)
23 adorable knitted creatures, including:. A Woodland Set-Squirrel, Owl, Mouse, Hedgehog, and Acorn. A Garden Gnome. A Birdhouse with Birds. An Ocean Set-Octopus, Whale, Crab, and Turtle . A set of true amigurumi-style critters-Bunny, Pig, and Bear. Plus, a more realistic group of animals-Sheep, Duck, and Bunny.
UK: Little Knitted Creatures

..more Knit Toys..

Easter Crafts and Patterns:

Easter Basketry
Easter Beadwork
Easter Knitting Patterns and Projects
Easter Crochet Patterns
Easter Cross Stitch and Needlework Patterns
Easter Clipart
Easter Weaving, Dyeing and Spinning Crafts

Natural Easter Egg Dyes

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ANTIQUE UNIQUE WORKING SPINNING WHEEL SIGNED

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Ashford traveler spinning wheel single drive

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Charkha book style spinning wheel Vintage, Nice Condition!

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Easter Crochet Patterns: crochet-easter

Jelly Bean Duck
An Easter duck crocheted with 3 ply baby yarn.

Easter Candy Basket
Crochet this basket in cheery Easter colours.

Spring Crochet

Spring Coverup
Crochet this sweater for spring, with worsted weight yarn and single and double crochet.

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Easter Crafts and Patterns:

Easter Basketry

Easter Beadwork

Easter Knitting Patterns

Easter Crochet Patterns

Easter Cross Stitch & Needlework Patterns

Easter Clipart

Easter Weaving, Dyeing and Spinning Crafts

Natural Easter Egg Dyes
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Vintage Table Top Loom

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Easter Basketry Projects: basket-easter

JB Designs Basketry
A great place to find basketry supplies and free patterns.

Daffodil Basket
A free pattern for a springtime basket made with flat reed.

Easter Basket
A cute Easter basket pattern from Weaver’s Stain

Basketmakers Catalog
A nice collection of free basketry patterns.

Easter Basket
A free Easter basketry pattern from A Handwoven Life.

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Easter Crafts

Felted Eggs
Easter Knitting Patterns
Easter Crochet Patterns
Easter Cross Stitch and Needlework Patterns
Easter Clipart
Easter Weaving, Dyeing and Spinning Crafts
Natural Easter Egg Dyes
Easter Beadwork
Easter Tapestry
Easter Basketry
Easter Feltmaking

Basketry Books

The Techniques of Basketry

Basketry: The Nantucket Tradition

Gourds + Fiber: Embellishing Gourds with Basketry, Weaving, Stitching, Macramé & More: Embellishing Gourds with Basketry, Weaving, Stitching, Macramé & More

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Vintage Table Top Loom

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Kromski Rigid Heddle Loom 24 Inch

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