Once my exhibition work was completed, the show was open, and I was back from having been whisked away to Edinburgh for a surprise birthday weekend. I could get started with a few more of the commissions that I had had to put on hold for a while.
One of them was to include Alpacas. This was from a friend in my knitting group, following a general chat and 'joke' about making furry alpacas for her lampshade, she provided me with a couple of wee bags of fluff. I can take a hint!
These are the photographs she supplied for me to work from, and the only other thing she asked was if they could be looking over a wall.
So this is what I came up with: Alpacas, chickens and a wee black cat. Painted, needlefelted, with hand and machine embroidered details. I'm pleased (& rather relived) to report that she was delighted with it.
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