After this I used the mix of black merino and brown wenslydale and leicester to create the fur on his neck, cheeks and back of the head. For once I want fuzzy finishing and the wenslydale felts in such a way that this works well.
I will now need to wet felt some flat pieces to make a jacket. I plan to make his arms in the same way as the head and body, using calico with a felted paw on each end.
As I really wanted to see what he would look like in a cravat and jacket I thought I would mock up. One old tea towel and an off cut later...it gives me a rough idea of what he is going to look like. I plan to give him a gentleman's shooting stick and possibly a cap. He will stand on a lovely piece of off cut beech, found by Tim when he was out tramping the woods..