How to make Parrots, woodpeckers

How to make Parrots, woodpeckers


So, let’s begin.
Some birds require a very small addition. For example, add a pair of nuthatches stitches black thread. At Kingfisher white stripe on the neck, it is also very easy to get a few turns of the white thread – and ready.
Kingfisher Photos




For comparison the usual sizes of birds, not to look at my other records.
Dimensions are indicated in the following order: breast, back, wings.
For larger birds:. 10 cm – 9 cm – 8 cm
For smaller birds: 9 cm – 8 cm – 7 cm.
A small addition. If you want to make a birdie round,  the template for breast takes a little longer, that is, instead of 10 to 10.5 or even 11 cm, 9 cm and 9.5-10. Well foam tummy accordingly too more


1. woodpecker
In the manufacture of unusual birds in the standard scheme should be amended.
Today we will focus on the long-tailed bird. They are quite a lot, for example, the wagtail, woodpecker, parrot, magpie, cuckoo, jay. Consider the first three.
To begin, I’ll show you how to make a woodpecker. He has three differences from “standard”: a long tail, a cap on his head and a big long beak.


The back, of course, black, breast light beige, gray and white yarn – is the optimum basis for the wings.
Dimensions templates woodpecker:
Breast 10 cm, back 13-14 cm and 8 cm in the wings.
In addition, the need woodpecker cap red color, pattern 9 cm.


A bunch of cap thin, as it should be narrower than the head.
By variegated gray and white wings, I have added a few black threads. These are the wings, I do often (mix several colors) because it has come to the conclusion that diversity of birds is best to transmit it via the wings.
The back and pulls a cap and cut the wings bandages middle thread, a middle beam breast wrapped with thread color breast or back, to create a head volume.
If you want to make a long-tailed bird with a monochrome head, then from the following description simply remove comments about the cap, and the rest is reading.


So, everything is ready, start to collect.
Engage with each other breast and back.


Top red strings back impose caps, making sure that they lay down in the middle.


Tie up the back.


You can hide the red strings inside after dressing, then on the back will remain a small red wedge. If the thread inside the cap to remove the first dressing, the cap will turn out only on the head. If a woodpecker is not a big difference, different kinds of woodpeckers, red spots are located in different places, there and back.


Breast too bandaged.


Expand the breast and back so that the head was the bottom. At the junction impose across the wings (more beautiful side down, then it will happen on the outside), and on top – a ball belly.


At the same time beginning the most of the breast, leaving only a little for dressing, and back to a minimum, to the tips were longer.
Gently straighten the back and breast, and by connecting the ends together, tying a ponytail. I do not know how I explained clearly, but the site dressing should be shifted to the back. The picture shows that the bright part of the tail is short and black – long, which, in fact, we sought.
Tummy is more, it is more convenient for the birds, who will stand on their feet.


View from above.


The turn came to the wings and bandaged them.


Using scissors, trim the tail separately his short piece, beige and gray, long black separately.
Basis birds ready.
It remains to glue or sews on eyes beady, beak and glue if desired, the legs.
How do they – in the MC “beak and legs”


Woodpecker is ready.


2. Wagtail
Wagtail is made in the same way but without the cap, and the size is a bit smaller.
Templates for wagtails:
Breast 9 cm, back 12-13,5 cm, 7 cm wings.


For breast, wagtails would be better to use a light gray or light beige wool, but I have such was not there, so I took the white.
Descriptions of the wagtail will not give, not to repeat the same thing, only to lay out a few photos.






Here and ready wagtails, one with legs, the other without.



Parrots are also, of course, belong to unusual birds. They have a long tail and (in different species of different lengths), and the beak hook, without the parrot – not a parrot. Even parrots are often very bright unusual colors. First parrots I made arbitrarily combining those bright colors that I had: yellow, red, blue, green (pictured right).


Then I once again caught the eye picture macaw parrot, with whom we met in Peterhof. If you look closely, it has a feature, white cheeks, and I knew how to make them!
The fact that I was able to – in the previous photo on the left.


Just I want to warn you that I will not describe in detail the manufacturing process, like a woodpecker, focus only on the important points.

The colors of the parrot but the yellow breast is made up of shades of blue color: greenish head, back, blue, blue tail. So I get out of the yarn that I had close color.
Turquoise color, to put it mildly, not entirely untrue, but I liked it, and the choice I was not too big, so I took it as a major.

Templates for parrot:
Breast 9-9.5 cm, back 14-15 cm and 8 cm wings.

The photo parrots can be seen that the tail was very long, but in fact in life and is, macaw tail occupies more than half the body length, so I turned out. If desired, you can certainly make a tail shorter, reducing the back pattern or shortening it in the end.
Or, on the contrary, increased by 1 cm templates breast and wings, then the parrot get bigger, and the tail, keeping the length, in proportion will be less.

For all the birdies I’m doing in the middle of the winding of the breast, but for others, it is much longer (you can see, for instance, a woodpecker) and the color of the breast or back, so as not to stand out.
There is also an especially winding contrasting white, wider and thicker, and it will play a role cheeks.
Tummy I tried to make an oval, rather than round, as the figure of a parrot macaw greatly elongated.


I looked at the wings and decided to add a few blue feathers, threads of a longer (12 cm template). The result, in the end, I was pleased.


In the description of the woodpecker I have already written about the hat: “If a thread inside the cap to remove the first dressing, the cap only to turn his head.” I did so for the parrot.


Rayed very little. When the tie wings, even corrected the back, and almost did not see anything.



Since the elongated figure of a parrot, I was not trying to make a belly bigger, and the junction breast and back is only slightly shifted to the back.
Cheeks turned out well, and the tail will be too voluminous,


so I do not just trim yellow short piece, but also undermined the turquoise of the threads of the length of the yellow. Thus the tail thickness decreased.
Blue strings, I did not touch, just trim.


I sew eyes.
Examples parrots beak as a small seed of persimmon.


Then the beak, as described in the already mentioned MK “beak and legs.” It stopped.


Macaw parrot ready!
You can put it in the nest or basket can be hung anywhere and can be glued tabs and deliver. I’ll think about it.


As the supports for the long-tailed birds can use wine glasses or cups.
Of course, it would be appropriate if the pattern would have been out of twigs or flowers, but I have no such.


Almost bouquet parrot


A flock of parrots in full.