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Bite-Size Mew by pahein Bite-Size Mew by pahein
Isn't he cute? This lil' mew can't compare to his life-size buddy, but he is fully posable and that's how I got him to stand on that quarter there.

You can even use him as a ring! ^^

Also, there needs to be better categories for needlefelt stuff. It just doesn't fit anywhere well. ;__;

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This creation was made with a type of crafting called needle felting. Basically what happens is I take a bunch of loose (i.e. roving) wool and jab it with a needle (many, many times). The wool bonds to itself, slowly getting firmer and firmer. Eventually, it's firm enough to stand by itself in a sculpture-like way. By adding more roving wool, I can sculpt a creature or a person or whatever out of the wool.

Needlefelting is a relatively new craft, having only been invented 30 years or so ago. It's similar to the process of wet felting, but instead of using water, needles are used.

My needlefelt creations almost always include a wire base, so they are extremely posable, and I find the freedom of sculpting and the resulting plushness to be everything I could have asked for in a medium.

I happily take commissions, and my prices range from 20 USD and up, depending on the complexity but mainly on the size.

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lemoncoughdrop Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011   Digital Artist
How much would this be?
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pahein Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Student General Artist
Ah, 20 USD.
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lemoncoughdrop Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011   Digital Artist
Godarnit. Stoopid 3DS taking up most of my money.
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pahein Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Student General Artist
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GlassCamel Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
I'm just familiar enough with the game to know what this character looks like and I am absolutely floored over the level of detail you've gotten onto such a tiny tiny figure!
Amazing! O_O
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pahein Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Student General Artist
Yeah, and there's even wire inside there. It's good technical work for improving the level of detail, which is really useful when I do eyes on smaller figures, not to mention posable hands.

Thank you. :meow:

I'm actually extremely curious to how small I can go with needlefelting, although honestly I don't devote as much time as I should to this intriguing challenge.
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Tetrishia Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
O___O wow!
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Anuspoopus Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
Almost mistook it for cotton candy. I love it, its very admirable.
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pahein Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Student General Artist
Hah, I wish. I could sell edible ones really easily...
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Anuspoopus Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
Are you considering making bite sized creatures if requested?
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