Armed with my enthusiasm, I got making. (I was slightly concerned in case I had forgotten how to make felt, but needn't have worried, as it all came back to me!) I used merino wool as it blends easily and felts quite quickly.
Here is an example of one of the cup and ring carvings. (photo from:
Here is my interpretation, before felting. I made this as a practise piece, because I want to add surface texture with embroidery, which I haven't quite managed to do yet.
Now I need to get embroidering...