A couple of months ago I sketched out a playful new teacosy - inspired by my dear friend Heather, who makes beautiful, happy, colourful felt which reflects her sunny personality.
|I was picturing it in my mind.. all lovely bright colours|
I started felting :) first off.. a coffee pot cosy.
|Gathering my materials.. the green fibre and red prefelt pieces|
came from Heather when she came to stay and play last year :)
|Layers of white English fibre.. followed by layers of green merino|
|with spikes in the corners..|
|'drawing' the design.. using fibre, prefelt and pencil roving|
|part way through..|
I've used white English wool fibre for the inside (first 4 layers) followed by 2 layers of colourful merino. I like the way the white creeps through to slightly soften the colours.. just a little.. Worked well so it's thoroughly felted (as always), the English wool fibre when felted has a bouncy texture, great for insulating a pot :)