Twin Moons Teacosy
So this was my latest teacosy experiment, here it is drying out - I tried mixing Norwegian Grey fibre with Merino fibres; the first three layers are Norwegian wool, the next three merino, including the design. I really like the way the fibres came through, but maybe its blurred out the design a little too much; next time less Norwegian fibres, more merino, and a more defined design.... I still like the moons and sky part, so will try to use this again on something else. The design came about from reading too many fantasy novels, where the landscape is always slightly different to our own.
Corner Cross Teacosy
This was the next teacosy; here I've used just one layer of Norwegian wool as the base layer (inside), and the rest is Merino of varying colours. The criss cross pattern was made using Finnish pencil roving; making this a three-sheep teacosy! This teacosy was designed and made with a specific place in mind; The Corner House cafe in Berwick-upon-Tweed, where I am doing my latest workshops next week - although I've not visited before, from what I can tell from the pictures online they have these kind of colours in their decor; creams, sage green, maroons and dusky pinks - so here's hoping when it gets there it looks good in its surroundings!
Teacosies in progress