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PENTAX K-r
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Needle Felt Crab by AlwaysSuagarCoated Needle Felt Crab by AlwaysSuagarCoated
This One-Of-A-Kind Crab was sculpted of 100% Romney Wool, over an upholstery foam base. He has sturdy, posable armature wire in all his legs. All the wool was hand-colored using non-toxic dyes, & his shadows and highlights were painted on using permanent fabric paint.

He measures 10" long x 9" deep x 6" tall

He is entered in the super fun "The Sea" Contest over on *Zhiah's page: [link]
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Given 2012-10-27
FeltedChicken's gallery is full of unusual and charming felted pieces just as this Needle Felt Crab. ( Suggested by BellyLaughBeads and Featured by Talty )
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vampirekingdom Oct 14, 2013   Digital Artist
Amazing!!!!!:heart:
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:iconsledgeviper:
Do you plan to Mass produce these to the public?
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AlwaysSuagarCoated Mar 8, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Sorry it took so long for me to get back, had family stuff for the last month...

But to answer your question, no, this is a "One of a Kind" SCULPTURE!! It is needle felted, sculpted wool, so no patterns & no sewing. It would be possible to create another, unique crab, but it's not my goal to mass produce any of my pieces. I'd like to think of them more as ART!

Thanks for asking!
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:iconsledgeviper:
Very nice. Granted I stopped getting plush toys since the 90's, but this is something I'd definitely buy.
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Andein Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome work. I love the shading... that's very special.
I will try this on my next project, too :)
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AlwaysSuagarCoated Dec 15, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank You! On this one, I just used some watered down acrylic. But since then I've found a new technique that prevents any crusty wool texture. I've been using crushed chalk pastels (or eyeshadow). It gives you the shading without the dried paint crust!

Here's a link to a video-tutorial that I made to give you an idea!
[link]
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Andein Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool! Thank you for the tutorial!
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:iconalwayssuagarcoated:
AlwaysSuagarCoated Dec 17, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're Welcome! I'm always experimenting & trying out new techniques (mainly cause I'm lazy & don't want to hand mix different shades of wool!!)
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Andein Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hehehe, I'm totally lazy, too so I'm fine with that :D
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windowfog Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
His legs!! Wish I could touch him.
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