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Needle Felted Green Dragon by tallydragon Needle Felted Green Dragon by tallydragon
This is a very small needle felted dragon that I made for my mom, who wanted a dragon that could sit on the hand of a Super Dollfie. He also sits great on my fingers! More pictures of this guy to come as I take them.

Needle felting, for those unfamiliar with it, is a technique that uses special barbed needles to essentially create a 'wool sculpture'. It's the same way they make the felt you buy in stores, except that by only using one needle at a time and adding wool as you go, you can control the shape of the felt. I'm still a beginner, but I'm working at it!

He is made out of natural wools from the Iron Horse Farm, a local fiber farm, and the Flying Ewe, a fiber arts website. He has a wire understructure through most of his body that makes his wings, legs, and tail moderately poseable--the tail is extra long so that it can curl around the finger its sitting on. He's got glass eyes held in by glue and wires, and his horns are made out of wire covered in apoxie sculpt, topped with acrylic paint and matte varnish. The wing membranes are actually white store-bought felt, which I then added a thin layer of pale green wool to...I thought it would make it stronger that way.

The ungainly thing he is sitting upon is my knee. XD

Colored wools, glass eyes, wire, felt, apoxie sculpt, acrylic, varnish, and needle felting needles.
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Needle Felted Green Dragon by ~tallydragon Felting is sculpting with fiber, true "fiber art"! I've seen kit dogs and cats, but this is the first time I've seen something this amazing made with this art form! ( Featured by ohnojaylo )
TheBittyKittyKat Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
the detail is AMAZING
chowchillagal Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wonderful - I love it!
Ramlabay Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist
Ohhhhhhh pretty cute!!! I love it
Beadailys Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
oohhh I love him <3
WoozyPoodle Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
He is gorgeous.
littleshopofdragons Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Do you sell these?!?!?!?!?
UrdHandicrafts Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
 This is pure magic! :happybounce: Heart 
fireangel71301 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is adorable!! I want to learn how to do that!
SpyerSecol Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This Dragon is awesome!
zero--kiryu-kun Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Would it be possible to comission a dragon like this that can sit on the shoulder? Body length roughly 20 cm and red? I'm willing to pay.
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