owl sew-along : week 4

feet and finishing touches

Let’s talk about the talons for a minute, they’re not even in him yet and they’ve already got personality. This time before wrapping them with fabric I applied a dot of black nail polish to the tips. I like the shiny black ends peaking out and it makes them easier to wrap. The stitching on the feet seems like it’s going to take forever but it’s really pretty quick.

Installing his feet brings him to life. Posture and the position of his talons help create an attitude and body language that imply a history, a point of view, a world of his own.

Get the feet loosely installed and add stuffing around them to stabilize things a little before experimenting with their position. Find his balance and then fine tune the attitude. Sometimes this has been a quick process for me, he just falls into the perfect position, and sometimes it’s required  a bunch of little adjustments.  This guy required a bunch of adjustments.

Once he was on his feet he clearly needed a black heart and a lacey cravat.

Making an owl during the holiday rush was a challenge. But here he is. It was definitely a baby steps process, 15 – 30 minutes here and there.   You can checkout lots of sew-along owls in the community.  And I think the next sew-along  (cardinal) will be mostly contained in the stitch club community (with a facebook group too).

owl sew-along : week one           owl sew-along : week two           owl sew-along : week three

Are you ready for talons? Does your owl need a cravat?  Let us know in the comments.

3 Comments

  1. what a delight to discover you on Pinterest which I very rarely visit nowadays……..its also great to find your wonderful blog….have a wonderful new year…(although you seem to be already doing that.!!!

  2. What pattern will the cardinal be made out of? Thank you for sharing your beautiful work!

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