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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.