This weekend I began working on Red Yarn's beard! All along, one of my ideas for Red Yarn the character is that he has this giant beard made of yarn. I thought it would help make him larger than life, like a huge puppet himself.
I've been collecting balls of red yarn for the last few months, and went to SCRAP for the other supplies: plastic embroidery screens for the structure, yarn needles, elastic bands, etc. I set to work yesterday and it all came together.
Introducing, Red Yarn, the Bard of Beards:
I wear a headband under that hat to keep the beard in place.
The beard is in two pieces. A movable chin strap...
...and the sideburns and mustache.