Upcycled Fair Isle Easter Egg

I’m participating in a felt food swap this month.  I thought I’d try making an Easter egg from a fair isle sweater to see what would happen and this is the result.

 

I felted the wool sweater in the washer, then cut out the 4 egg sections. Each of the edges are sewn by butting them together with the neighboring section, matching up the pattern.

It’s completely hand sewn and stuffed with poly-fill.  The felted wool is so thick that sewing and turning wouldn’t have worked well at all.

It came out rather large since the pattern I had called for a 1/4 inch seam.  It’s 4 inches tall and nearly 10 inches around.  It’s about the size of a goose egg.

I haven’t  decided if I’m going to make tese for the swap yet, but if I do, I’ll make them

smaller for easier mailing.DSCN4454

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