I recently came into a large clutch of wooden eggs and have been wondering what to do with them that didn’t involve painting. So I present: the sampler eggs. These eggs are wrapped in fabric and embroidered with simple stitches you might find as part of an old fashioned embroidery sampler. For the giveaway, instructions below, I’m offering up two clutches of wooden eggs.
- Eggs (plastic, wood)
- a Rubber Band
- Embroidery Floss
Prepare the Fabric
These eggs are 35 x 50 mm large. To cover them I used a 6″ X 6″ size piece of fabric. Experiment with the egg and fabric you are using and cut the fabric to a size that works for your egg.
Wrap the Egg
Wrap the fabric around the egg and temporarily secure it with a rubberband.
Gather the fabric by sewing right beneath the rubber band. Remove the rubber band, wrap the thread several times around the “neck,” and secure the thread. The thread should be long enough to come out of the top so you can use it to hang the eggs.
Now have at it. Embroider the egg however you wish. I looked up some stitches in Complete Embellishing, by Kayte Terry, I never seem to be able to remember how to do a French knot.
Alternatively, you can also embroider the fabric before you wrap it around the egg.
To finish it off, tie a little ribbon around the egg and Voila! You are done. Happy Spring.
This time there will be two lucky winners: I’m giving away one clutch of five 35 x 50 mm sized wooden eggs, and one clutch of ten 25 X 30 mm eggs
For the giveaway, visit my Etsy shop Groundsel, pick a thing you like, and leave a comment here with a link to that item. The giveaway closes at midnight on March 3rd. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, March 4th.