Fixed Tea Cozy

If you remember my post about the tea cozy that went wrong, and-then-it-all-went-wrong I have now fixed it. First I had to needle felt the pieces that fell off, back on. I only needled the middles so I would still get the cracked mud effect. The hardest part was placing the pieces in the right places.

needle felted 2 needlfelted peices

This is what the inside looked like.

neddle felted inside

The next step was to tape it all again. I didn’t want the edges to felt down flat.

adding the tape

I did trim the pieces that were touching so they would not felt together again. I rewet the whole thing and started fulling.  Lots of rolling on my washboard to get it well shrunk and stiff enough.

It turned out really well.

finnished finnished 2


And a better angle so you can see the texture.

finnished 4 finnished 3


so disaster averted and all is well. Now I am back to getting ready for the Twist festival this coming  weekend. Twist    If you can make it make sure to drop by and visit me in booths 57 and 58.




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21 Responses to Fixed Tea Cozy

  1. Leonor says:

    Great job fixing it, Ann! I like it when crafty people don’t give up on ‘failed’ projects 🙂

  2. Lyn says:

    It turned out lovely Ann, very attractive. I think you were clever in your fixing and I’m glad you didn’t give up on it.

  3. ruthlane says:

    Great job Ann! It is always satisfying when a “failed” project is turned around by your ‘super woman’ efforts 🙂

    Good luck at Twist and don’t forget to take photos so we can see how it went.

  4. says:

    It turned out great, Ann and I love this colour combination. Glad you found a way to fix it.

  5. Marilyn Nelson says:

    Great save Ann! It turned out great.

  6. luvswool says:

    You did it, Ann! Bravo!

  7. Angie Norton says:

    I’m glad it all worked out in the end. I think it looks great. 🙂 Thanks for posting this as it is good to know what to do in this type of situation.

  8. Fantastic save and I love the color combo, the orange really pops through the royal blue.

  9. zedster66 says:

    That turned out really well, Ann, you got a great shape to it, too 🙂

  10. Love the tea cozy. Such a LOT of work! Wish I could attend the fair outside Montreal, but I am
    in the southeastern US, in the Carolinas, with a busy month ahead of me. Looking forward to posts from Felting and Fiber Studio. My page is

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