I had a request from friends for a teacosy. After looking through the patterns I had, they chose an owl - the one I made for one of our own teapots a while back. This was on my list of things to make, but when the first large egg-basket felting failed, I realised that the wool I unravelled unscathed would be perfect for an owl. So this is the result.
Failynn Fox cowls. I mixed that with some grey two-ply for the breast and used the unravelled mixture of Bendigo Classic Java and the variegated Shepherd Colour4Me .
The Bendigo Classic Java and Shepherd Colour4Me mix is remarkable - no sign at all that it went through the felting process - just lovely thick, even wool - great for keeping tea warm.
Here she is completed, and minding one of our smaller teapots.
Friends are happy and so am I. The owl looks a bit sad - but will no doubt cheer up on the larger teapot for which she is intended.