Actually it's a cock because they have the nost flamboyant plumage. I love the quills that overlay the feathers creating extra texture in the plumage
I have chickens so I should have chosen one of them!
I used some felting to do the comb amd wattle but I kept catching it in the presser foot. I added it before quilting thinking it would be easier to attach to a single layer of fabric but I think I should have on last
The quills were made from thin strips of dyed t-shirting which was then pulled to make thin curly strips
I echo quilted around him
The lower part is shibori, indigo dyed fabric which looks like feathers. different coloured threads - mostly variegated - were used to echo and accentuate the outlines
This is quite small so I may revisit this topic on a larger scale as I like the subject matter and the greater use of texture than I would normally do
PS ignore the Brit in Brisbane! I can't sign out and post as www.thecraftyyak.com which is the blog I use now!