Felt Owl Trials

Ok, I'm a little bit confused as what day of the Making Challenge it is today? Day 7, I think...

On Tuesday I was completing orders and yesterday I was trialling felt owls that I am hoping to start teaching how to make. So hopefully there will be some owl making workshops here in the Brewery Arts in the autumn if not earlier!

I haven't listed the owls for sale, but I think that is ok, since they are trials for workshops and workshops themselves are something that I've been planning to do for so long, so in that sense they fit into the Making Challenge :) I am also planning to make a proper pattern with instructions so that will certainly go on sale when it is all done. And maybe a little owl making kit too...

For now I just took what seemed like hundreds of photos and here is a tiny selection of them. xxx

The first trial was a pink hanging owl.

I experimented with pearls in the eyes, but decided to remove them. In the workshop you can decide or even use buttons :)

Then I made yellow "standing" owl. The idea with these owls was that they can be do all by hand stitching and it was working better than I thought. It would also give a lovely choice to use different colour threads to make it different!

Once I got going I made yet another one, this time hanging owl as well, but not such a flat version as the first pink one :)