Have been working on this for a few days and thought ric rac braid would help to make the plumage. Our rooster is small enough to hold in your hand but we have perched it on a small birch base, with metal slots for its feet.
Plan to attempt small woollen versions of these next – not sure which to try first
Far back in the history of Scotland, the earliest settlers told legends about wildcats so fierce they bested human champions, and worshipped them as forest spirits. Centuries later, clans formed together under the image of the wildcat and fought wars for the independence of the land. Today, as few as 100 remain in the wild, and the extinction of Britain’s last large mammal predator could come within the next few years” http://www.scottishwildcats.co.uk/