Sadly, I've had loads of work this week so I'm only just getting around to posting about it now.
Day 1: Sketches
I've decided to design a barn owl amigurumi as they are my favourite owl - I love their heart-shaped faces!
I started off by doing some research to get the basic shape and features.
Then I made a few very simple sketches of what I wanted to make - you can tell I have a GCSE in art can't you!
Day 2: Techniques
The next step in the Design Week was to sort out what techniques should be used in the project.
My Barn Owl is going to be made:
- Start from top and work down
- Head and body made in one piece
- Worked in spiral rather than circles
- Separate face and chest panels
- Feet same as my Genghis the Eagle pattern
Day 3: Yarn Selection
Today's Design Week Topic is to select the yarns needed for the project.
I always use cheap acrylic DK wool for amigurumi so I have no specific brand that I will suggest
For the face and chest I'll use white wool and for the head and body I'll use tan/beige-ish colour. I'm not quite sure what colour to use for the beak and the feet but I am thinking of a pink or an orangey colour depending on what looks best.