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Bird of Paradise

12" long and with longest tail feather 18" long BIRD OF PARADISE with 2 wing styles
Designed by Arley Berryhill

This bird is half ?soft sculpture? and half ?quilt?. The bird body measures about 12 inches long, while the longest tail feather is 18 inches long. Included are 2 wing styles.

These samples were made using satin jacquard & metallic fabrics, backed with a strong fusible interfacing to stabilize & strengthen the fabrics for stuffing. A thin, FUSIBLE BATTING is used for the wing & tail feathers, also giving strength & stabilizing the fabric.

With this pattern, you have some options to customize your bird. The head is made separate from the body, so you can position it any way you like. You have two wing options: a full set of flying wings, or a pair of folded wings close to the body. You also have several choices of appliques to add to the head & feathers. And, of course, plenty of opportunity for embellishments!

Some basic knowledge of doll-making, applique, & quilting is helpful in making this bird. Artist: Arley Berryhill
Wonderful instructions from a master costume designer!

Please give credit to the designer on all creations~no mass producing for sale, up to 6 can be made.

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