Friday, November 14, 2014

Beckam the Alpalca

 

I met Beckam at the Alpalca show last month and was was quite taken with him. What a charmer!

 

Bald Beckam

 

After enlarging his photo, and tracing his body parts - they traced onto freezer paper and I pressed under all his pieces. I did eyes and nostrils with fusible (I'm not crazy) using all fusible would work but I don't like doing heavy quilting or thread painting over all that glue so taking the time to turn under is worth it.

Yes, lots of thread

 

I wanted some hay in his mouth because ....... Well that is what Alpalcas do.

Took some hayish looking yarn and wrapped around floral taped wire, cut a hole on his mouth and sewed it down. The hay came out a bit wierd but then so is Beckam

;-)

 

 

3 comments:

  1. wonderful! Love all the thread work. Love an alpaca. I always want one after seeing them at the Md sheep and wool festival. How fun to look into the back yard and see a poodle and an alpaca probably both eating grass. LeeAnna at not afraid of color

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  2. the thread work is amazing!!! love love love it!! we love alpaca's and lamas in this house!

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  3. He is really cute! Hey, if off was bad, I'd be in a heap of trouble!!!

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