A handspun approach to the tweed chicken concept.
She joins a small but illustrious line of previous tweed chickens of both the woven and button variety and she is my entry to this month's WhipLash contest.
This month's theme is Zakka, a concept I had not heard of before and I'm still not sure I understand but Ill make my own interpretation anyway. Just to be redundant, this is how WhipUp.net describes Zakka:
a cultural phenomena/fad that is all about a certain style, but it is part of a broader feeling that comes from within their history and religion and philosophy
Seeing as how the tweed chicken is part of my personal history and philosophy and a fantastic fad among friends (well, ok, maybe its just me...) I think this particular tweed chicken, with it's extra handmadeness is a perfect fit.
She is made from one diagonally woven (twill or tweed?) weave-it square made with handspun yarn. Only a few yards of yarn are needed to make a weave-it square which is perfect for scraps of handspun yarn (which I seem to have a lot of--I am still learning). The comb, beak and feet are crocheted from sock yarn.
Apollo likes to get in on the action too.