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Just some details of [link] for a customer. Go see the full deviation! Much more impressive than this bad-photo jazz~!

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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 and up, depending on the complexity but mainly on the size.

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Nandra11 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
Woah... I haven't done much with needlefelting, but I've experimented enough to know it's a heck of a lot of work. I can't believe how smooth and perfect you got it, especially considering its scale! $500 is a totally fair price - I wish I had the cash. ^_^
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pahein Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Well, that particular one is pretty dense. I don't even remember how I got it like that, aheh... but it's a lot less work if I go less dense, and even still, it's underpriced at $500. Something I've learnt the hard way...
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Cookiepielover Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
I would just be interested in a smaller sized one, these are spectacular!
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PrincessRubyRose Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
now I'm curious, how much would a plushie cost, you know life sized but stitched and stuffed with cotton NOT needle felted?
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pahein Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student General Artist
I wouldn't know; I don't normally work as a plush artist. I would suggest asking someone more familiar with that form of artistry for their quote.
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PrincessRubyRose Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh alright, thanks ^^
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DirtScraps Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is adorable and awesome! It looks great life-sized! :XD:
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Jacqueline-Victoria Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Student General Artist
would you possibly be willing to make this again o_o i have never wanted a mew plush so bad (cause most of them suck) AUGH I WANT IT
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pahein Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Student General Artist
I would be. For 500 USD.
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Jacqueline-Victoria Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Student General Artist
D: HOLY.... that is alot of money.... @_@ i cant afford it then... id be willing to art trade and possibly bring down the price or something (id trade as much as was needed ^^;) and i could probably pay up to $80 but 500 is way too steep for this college student
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pahein Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Student General Artist
Eeeeh, sorry. Needlefelting large things takes a ton of work; I'm not really interested in offering trades for a life-size Mew.

I mean, $80 wouldn't even cover the cost. *-*;
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Jacqueline-Victoria Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Student General Artist
well, how big is the life size? i could probably pass for something smaller ^^' idk if i would want it to be larger than (from the top of its head to its butt) to be 16" (unless that is actual size mew o_o)
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pahein Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Student General Artist
Mew is 1'4", so yeah, 16 inches tall. (counting the tail, it's taller than me...)
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Jacqueline-Victoria Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Student General Artist
:< has anyone paid $500 for this particular plush?
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pahein Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Student General Artist
Not a plush. A needlefelt.

And yes, someone has. c:
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Rabid-Dragoness Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The head looks like it needs to be a little bit more rounded, but this is still insanely adorable! I would so buy one if I had the cash, but isn't that what they all say? XD
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pahein Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Student General Artist
You're completely right. This is just the first one; the second one has a much more rounded form.

And pretty much. :XD: Thank you nonetheless. :meow:
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Rabid-Dragoness Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just saw the second one right after I posted this and decided to browse your gallery, I love it <3
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pahein Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Student General Artist
Haha, thank you. :meow:
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MachaPanta Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Student General Artist
So cute I am speechless!
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pahein Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Student General Artist
^^
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JPCopper Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
xD its so cute
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MiniMyu Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011   Traditional Artist
After reading about the process, I can imagine that it isn't all that cuddly?
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pahein Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Student General Artist
Nah. I love cuddling with my Mew. Not very soft, but it's sort of like cuddling with a small scruffy dog. :heart:
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MiniMyu Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011   Traditional Artist
XD Good comparison. Maybe when I get a better paying job, I'll pester you for a shiny Mew plush.
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pahein Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Student General Artist
That would be awesome. I want to make a shiny one, but also I don't. It'd be a lot of effort for nothing... until someone commissions me for one. X3
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OneLoneTree Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I just realised that was a couch, meaning thats HUGE :O
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pahein Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Student General Artist
Well yeah. Life-size mew is 1'4", not including tail.

With tail, Mew is taller than me.
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OneLoneTree Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I thought he was much smaller :\ but then again my only in game experience is chasinf him through tall grass xD

Sorry I should have said it was awesome
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AngelheartTheWarrior Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey... Um... Just wondering, which game did you have to chase Mew through tall grass? I know you have to go to the top of Mt. Mew (or some mountain that sounds like that) and have to chase it through the grass, by locating it with it's tail, but I forgot the game, and I WANT MEW. So which game was it? Gold? Silver?

Sorry, just want to know.
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OneLoneTree Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It is faraway island in generation III Hoenn. The ticket to get it is a event exclusive item unless you use and old hacking device called an action replay.

Other than that it is unobtainable, sorry :(
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AngelheartTheWarrior Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Darn it!

Well, I have Pokemon Ranch on the Wii, and there's this person called Hayley (she's a CPU) who will give you a Mew when you get the Ranch to a certain level. So, I can still get Mew! :D
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pahein Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Student General Artist
I understand. The in-game did a very poor job of size relativity. I mean, Wailord fits in the same frame that Charizard fills up. I use stats pulled from Bulbapedia.

Hehe, thank you. :meow:
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TheHarley Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's so nice to see other views! It looks great from every angle!
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pahein Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Student General Artist
Well, thank you. :meow: That's what I love about needlefelting, I can fiddle with it from every angle until it's absolutely perfect.
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TheHarley Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I know exactly what you mean ^^
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