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Wing Prototype by Pickleweasel360 Wing Prototype by Pickleweasel360
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Soooooo ever since I’ve been crocheting I’ve wanted to make something with wings. I’ve searched and searched for something even close to a decent bird wing. I have yet to find anything close to what I have pictured in my head. Anyway, I was up all night working on sketches and trying to figure out some way to create a somewhat realistic version of a bird wing in crochet. I don’t just want a wing that is either folded or stretched out. I want it to be able to be folded AND stretched out. I know I want thin feathers, so that they can stack on top of each other when folded. I also would like it to be all one piece if possible. Not a tube with lots of little tubes sewn on to make feathers. My picky perfectionist nature is coming out hard in this. I’ve only been crocheting for one year and one month, thinking of such advanced projects is something I should be thinking about years from now. Ugh, my brain is weird sometimes.

Anyway, this is my first attempt and I already know what to do next time. Next time there will be more shaping to the to the wing base before I do the feathers. This is a smaller scale one, I want this for my horses, yep that means a Pegasus is coming soon. I also have a phoenix I could use it on. The bigger version I am hoping to do two layers of feathers, to look more realistic. This one does fold, with some effort. I really need to get my hands on some of that yarn with the metal thread. So that I don’t have to wire each feather individually. It will all be poseable.

Hope you enjoy it! Now I have to figure out how to make one for the opposite side.
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Mrsroppa Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Thats amazing 
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WingedMidnight88 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
That is absolutely beautiful! Extremely realistic!
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Pickleweasel360 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! :hug:
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GlassCamel Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Phenomenal! Your attention to detail is inspiring!! :omfg:
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Pickleweasel360 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much, but YOU are inspiring! Your needle felted raven is AMAZING! I played with needle felt but all I had was pillow stuffing so it didn't work as well. It seems so much easier to get in those tricky details. Its like fluffy clay. :3
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GlassCamel Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
:blushes: Goodness, thank you!

Fluffy clay!! Yes, precisely and exactly! :nod: You sound like you understand needlefelting at its core. You should give it another shot with better fiber. The proper supplies can make a world of difference!
Don't ever stop crocheting! What you're creating is positively thrilling! :happybounce:
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invexx Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that's impressive. It looks like you chained and slip stitched for the individual feathers... that must have been tedious. Nice design, though. Your hard work paid off.
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Pickleweasel360 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yep :3 The feathers were the easy part. Getting a thin enough wing to fold was the hard part. Thank you :3 I'm really proud of it.
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Swedish-Freak Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Love the wings!
How did you start?
Mine looks weird and goes like half a circle... very upfolded wing... any tip???
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Pickleweasel360 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I started at the base where the wing would attached and single crocheted back and forth. That was the hard part. I looked at A LOT of wing stock here on DA to try to get it as close as I could. Try to find some with larger feathers on the end. Otherwise it looks funny having feathers all the same length. (It did to me anyway.)
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