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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 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013   Digital Artist
Amazing!!!!!:heart:
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sledgeviper Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Do you plan to Mass produce these to the public?
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AlwaysSuagarCoated Featured By Owner 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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sledgeviper Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool! Thank you for the tutorial!
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:iconalwayssuagarcoated:
AlwaysSuagarCoated Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hehehe, I'm totally lazy, too so I'm fine with that :D
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windowfog Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
His legs!! Wish I could touch him.
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:iconalwayssuagarcoated:
AlwaysSuagarCoated Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:w00t!:
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ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, awesome!
I want to enter that contest too.....I plan making a needle felt clownfish for it!
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AlwaysSuagarCoated Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
YEA, DO IT!! I love clown fish! It's my first entry into a competition on DA. Seems like fun!
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ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course I do!
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Lv1-Eevee Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
So cute! I love what you've done here- it looks amazing!
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:iconhtflover777:
HTFlover777 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
Cute! :3
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:iconlambdadash:
lambdadash Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
This is SO awesome!
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:iconkisamekaulitz:
kisamekaulitz Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
First thing I thought was "Paras" xD
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:iconreyjjj:
ReyJJJ Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Not sure if Pokemon
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or Dream Eater.
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:iconclpennelly:
CLPennelly Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
very cute!
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:iconchristiankolle:
ChristianKolle Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
you have some really cool work in here.
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:iconjahzz:
Jahzz Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
AAAAAAAAAAMGGGGGGGGGGG SO CUTE :icontearplz:
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GM12 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
This is amazing!! :D
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ValiantPlayer Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Great work! ^_^
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:iconcherimoya-chan:
Cherimoya-chan Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Student General Artist
This is so cute and unique <3 it really brightened my day a little when I saw it in the DDs~
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:iconzshellart:
ZShellArt Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really awesome. Such detail, and I know you had to have a lot of patience for this. Truly remarkable work!
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:iconlexi247:
Lexi247 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
Adorable!!
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:iconmayroco:
MayRoco Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's amazing!!!
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:iconangelride:
AngelRide Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Student Writer
This looks amazing! Wonderful work, and congratz on the DD! :clap:
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:iconvamore:
Vamore Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
this little dude is amazing, I really like the shading effects you've done here it's a totally unique looking and very effective :D
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:iconsteamland:
Steamland Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Student General Artist
thsi si eprfect!!
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fractalhead Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
well done
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deimudderseigsicht Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sweeeeeet !
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VampireQueenEffeffia Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cute crab is cute :love:
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AlwaysSuagarCoated Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
THANKS EVERYBODY! I didn't even know what a DD was before today!

All the great comments just inspires me to make MORE awesome stuff!

Chrissy M.
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SikWit Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I don't know if it is supposed to be creepy but the hairy crap thing is.....wow. The eyes follow you!!!
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:iconalwayssuagarcoated:
AlwaysSuagarCoated Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
That's kinda my thang....

Gotta try & get the slightly creepy, a bit off, but pretty cute!

Thanks!
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Nightshade255 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aodrable.
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Scottius94 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Seriously cute - love how you did the eyes, real expressive:)
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8thHimeHatsu Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Kudos to you. You've made crabs look incredibly adorable.
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MegaAzornumbers09 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
aw! i've seen these needle felt birds, but this is awesome :D
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Teh-Dave Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
Brilliant. Love it.
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
So cool - congrats! :iconredspycrabplz:
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AlwaysSuagarCoated Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
YEA CRABS!
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Aturtlestearsofjoy Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
That little crab is so adorable!!!!!
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BellyLaughBeads Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You are wonderfully skilled. This is some of the best felt art I have ever seen. Absolutely stunning work, and congrats on the DD- You truly deserve it! What a darling felt crab this is. I love it!
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AlwaysSuagarCoated Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank You! And especially THANKS for the DD!
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cosmoji Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that is extremely cool
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angry-horse-for-life Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dawwwee that faceee!!
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xXNightAngelsXx Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is fantastic. You did a great job. Crabs are so cool. Where did you learn how to do this?
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