Sunday, 28 July 2013

My latest critter cosy..

Please meet Nelliephant :)

My cuddly red Indian elephant
 tea pot cosy :)
Nelliephant has been growing in my mind for a while.. always red.. though I'm also picturing her in emerald green now too :)

I use an elephant shaped resist with separate resists to place her ears on.
I forgot to take a photo at layout stage showing the sari silk fabric I used
to make her trappings.
As with all my cosies, she was worked HARD and shrunk as far as she would go.

Blocked and left to dry.
I'd already filled her trunk with wool fibre to give it some plumpness
When dry I filled the head with wool fibre and stitched a patch across the neck to keep it in..
added a couple of nice glass bead eyes.  Then embroidered a detached
buttonhole stitch all the way around the trappings
This Nellie is going to have to stay! :)
I've put her in my shop as a made to order though..
and I've just had a request for a pair made into door stoppers :)
The silk sari worked beautifully for the head-dress and blanket
As you can see, Nelliephant was born on a week that I was completely fixated by RED
xoxo

10 comments:

Heather Woollove said...

She's SO cute!! I love the Indian connection...so
clever!!
...and WOW! You sure are in a bright mood lately!
Can't wait to see details on all of your red works!
XXO-

FeltersJourney said...

Thanks Heather :) I certainly was rather fixated on red (with blue, orange and black) that week lol
xoxo

Kerry O'Gorman said...

Perfect combination of colours and fabric! There's nothing like a good thick tea cosey to keep the tea hot...love it! Thanks for the play by play!

FeltersJourney said...

Thanks Kerry :) I need to work on some tiny cosies for my one-cup herbal teas now
x

Lyn said...

Such a beautiful elephant and the finishing stitches are just perfect.

FeltersJourney said...

Thanks Lyn :)
x

Wendy said...

oh wow, she's just amazing!

FeltersJourney said...

:D Thank you Wendy x

Terriea Kwong said...

So petty elephant. Beautiful red color and Indian style. Thanks for your comment on my posts. Wile you're reading it, I was also reading your posts of leather soles stitching tips as I just made one pair of nuno felt slippers. Your tutorials are great. Thanks for sharing..

FeltersJourney said...

Thanks Terrie :)
Good luck with the soles, hope the pages help. I look forward to seeing your slippers xx