Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Crocheted Kakapo

A crocheted Kakapo, modelled mostly after Sirocco.
He is life size and poseable in wings and legs.
I used 3 threads of differently coloured wool and a 4mm hook to crochet the body. The other parts are mostly 2 threads and the bill only one. The poseable parts are Aluminium wire, bamboo skewers and clear tape. For balance a bag of wood pellet cat litter was used in the posterior. The eyes are buttons with cotton over them and painted with acrylics. The wool was mostly 100% acrylics, one ball was actual wool.
He took me about 20 to 30 hours to complete.