Craft Preview: October 24, 2020 Issue

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This lovely alpaca certainly brightens up our craft preview this week.

You can create the cheeky chap using basic quilling techniques.

You will need quilling strips, a quilling tool and glue plus a board and some pastel chalk to colour in the background. Get these from local craft shops or online.

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Photograph courtesy of Search Press.

We take you through every step of making the alpaca, which features coils, petals and fringed flowers. Once all the elements are ready, it is simply a case of sticking everything down in place and adding the features.

If you enjoy working our alpaca and would like to try more, this design is taken from the book “Quilled Animals” by Diane Boden, published by Search Press. You can order it from

Quilling is a fun and inexpensive craft, we hope you have fun giving it a go! 

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Liz O’Rourke

Liz is part of our Features Team and her hobbies include knitting and crafts, reading and foreign travel which are also her main responsibilities on the “Friend”. If you walk into the office you will soon spot her desk, it’s the one piled high with knitwear and balls of yarn!