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Crochet Taxidermy

Jill Harness

Love the look of taxidermy, but hate the whole dead animal part? Maybe it's time you stepped up to the wonderful world of crochet taxidermy as created by Shauna Richardson. She creates life-sized pieces that are exceptionally realistic. She even completes the look with glass eyes, plastic teeth and fake claws. To make them actually appear to have fur, she uses thick, coarse, woolen yarns

The link has even more fantastic pieces by the artist, who was selected to represent British artists in the 2012 Olympics, and wonderful photos of her creations in "natural" outdoor settings.