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Topic: Crochet Challenge #10 - Reepicheep the Mouse  (Read 13981 times)
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« on: June 14, 2010 08:58:01 AM »

When I thought of Fantasy, Narnia immediately came to my mind! I thought Aslan was too obvious a choice, but I wanted to make a very recognisable character, so who better than the fearless and valiant mouse Reepicheep? The scene from the end of The Voyage of The Dawn Treader has always stuck with me, and the prophetic verse:

Where sky and water meet,
Where the waves grow sweet,
Doubt not, Reepicheep,
To find all you seek,
There is the utter East.

So, without further ado, I present Sir Reepicheep!

Reepicheep paddles in his coracle, through a sea of lilies, to the end of the world

Reepicheep and accessories took 11 types and colours of yarn and 4 sizes of crochet hook. Its very important to me to make as much as possible from crochet, so everything you can see is crocheted. I used fiberfill stuffing, 3 different types of wire (pipe cleaners, floral wire and beading wire) to provide internal structure, and a piece of plastic canvas inside the paddle blade to keep it flat. And every single item came from my stash, so the entire project cost me nothing!

(I'm running out of time for the challenge entry so I'll post this now, but I've posted lots more details on my crocheted Reepicheep the mouse blog post.)
« Last Edit: June 14, 2010 09:52:02 AM by planetjune » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2010 09:04:00 AM »

totally mindblowing amazing!
You are a crochet artist!
wow, and double wow, thanks for sharing!

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« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2010 09:07:42 AM »

How beautiful! I can't believe this is all crochet! The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is my favorite Narnia book, and you've captured its wonder perfectly. Great job!
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« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2010 09:08:50 AM »

Oh wow, this is beautiful! You put so much work into it - I love all the details. Reepicheep is perfect, just how I imagine him (he's one of my favourite fantasy characters) with his sword and feather. The coracle and the lilies are just right too, I love that part at the end of the book.

« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2010 09:15:29 AM »

Absolutely amazing!  I love him so much! So many beautiful details-- I love the basket weave on the boat.   Congratulations!

« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2010 09:35:44 AM »

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« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2010 09:35:55 AM »

A fantastic piece of work!

« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2010 09:36:49 AM »

Amazing, well done!!

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« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2010 09:38:07 AM »

That's my favorite part of The Voyage of The Dawn Treader. I cry every time. This is amazing!

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« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2010 10:19:44 AM »

I've not read the books, but the mouse is so cute and seems to have an interesting story. I love the little details!

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