Grey tabby cat Patrick
Frightened often, Patrick hardly had time to recover.
He could have, but decided against, constructing a wall to his heart, which keeps out the things that scare him but also that which delights.
He realises the bad the good and the shocking are all his imagination and the definition of being alive.
Patrick is 4-1/2″ or 11cm ear to toe, 1-3/4″ or 9cm sitting, 2″ or 5cm across the ears.
Patrick is made from a fine grey cotton t shirt, and white cotton jersey from a child’s top.
He has big bright yellow amber eyes with contracted pupils, an awkward smile showing teeth, all free hand embroidered using new cotton threads.
He has tabby marks in white and brown throughout his body.
All filling is 100% recycled and zerowaste of odd and ends from making other beakies.
How it’s made
Beakies are entirely hand stitched using simple needle and thread. They are cut, filled, and then sculpted individually using thread tension. Each beakie is a unique response to the chosen materials.
The faces are embroidered free-hand, responding to the shape and texture of the sculpted fabric waste. No template is used, nor the same will follow. Each face is truly unique.
Limbs swivel 360 degree for posing. They sit well on their bum.
When a beakie first arrives, nudge the bottom lightly into shape, and balance with tail on the flat ground.
They are slightly elastic, if you play with it much, it will mold to your touch and the expression may change. And it’s a good thing. Beakie grow with you.
Beakies are not toys for children. They may be strong but arms and tail may drop off if pulled hard enough.
Fire and choking hazard.
When carrying a beakie around, please always transport in provided sleeping bags to protect the stitches from abrasion.
Ask me, I’m sure we can work it out together.