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  1. Marilla Wex
    November 11, 2009 at 10:33 am | Reply

    Wow – these are amazing! I would never have thought you could do something like that with crochet. But how did Nathan make the inside of the lion’s mouth?

    Studio says: The crochet art is built around a taxidermy insert.

  2. Sandra Miller
    Sandra Miller
    November 11, 2009 at 10:35 am | Reply


  3. theresa
    November 11, 2009 at 10:35 am | Reply

    Oh my goodness..it amazes me what people come up with, just crocheting! That is just fabulous!!!
    Wow, I’m totally at a loss for words, they are just fantastic!!! Great Job!!

  4. Sherry Watkins
    November 11, 2009 at 10:39 am | Reply

    WOW!!! And I thought free-form crocheting was creative…these pieces are totally inspiring!

  5. Johanna Paciullo
    Johanna Paciullo
    November 11, 2009 at 10:41 am | Reply

    Awesome. I have never seen anything like this. Outstanding!!

  6. Etta Combs
    Etta Combs
    November 11, 2009 at 10:46 am | Reply

    I’m not sure but the mouth looks like a taxidermy mouth. That is really fantastic! If it is, I wonder how he got the the fabric to attach and stay that way.

  7. Carolyn
    November 11, 2009 at 10:50 am | Reply

    Stunning! You should be proud of your talent…it is a true blessing and gift.

  8. rebecca Whitfield
    November 11, 2009 at 11:02 am | Reply

    Wow, I Want the LION!!! Please, please, can I get the pattern for this in any way, somehow? Being a Leo, this one just ROCKS!!!!

    Studio says: There is no pattern, as this is an art installation. These are a Fiber Artist’s one of a kind creations. Fiber is a tool artists use, like paint or clay!

  9. JoAnn
    November 11, 2009 at 11:05 am | Reply

    If there is a pattern please send me the info. These are amaizing.

    Studio says: There is no pattern, as this is an art installation. These are a Fiber Artist’s one of a kind creations. Fiber is a tool artists use, like paint or clay!

  10. Becky Kleibrink
    Becky Kleibrink
    November 11, 2009 at 11:06 am | Reply

    These are so awesome! What a wonderful artist Nathan is to create so beautiful creatures. The lion’s mouth is perplexing. Is it yarn too?

    Studio says: The crochet art is built around a taxidermy insert.

  11. Lori
    November 11, 2009 at 11:21 am | Reply

    I’m so happy to see what people are upto with crocheting. Its not just for tea towels and afghans anymore!!

  12. Sharon
    November 11, 2009 at 11:24 am | Reply

    Wonderful, you have such talent!

  13. Alessandra
    November 11, 2009 at 11:34 am | Reply

    Oh my, this is fantastic!
    What a talented artist, simply fabulous.

  14. Melanie
    November 11, 2009 at 11:38 am | Reply

    Wow! is what I thought too. I’m sitting here crocheting my little motifs for project that I am working on, and then I saw these. My pet cat is right here, too – I said to her,”Look, a lion!”

  15. Dena Ann
    Dena Ann
    November 11, 2009 at 11:47 am | Reply

    I love these pieces! What wonderful talent! Nathan, you’re amazing!

  16. Laura
    November 11, 2009 at 12:14 pm | Reply


  17. Shannon Haubrich
    Shannon Haubrich
    November 11, 2009 at 12:28 pm | Reply

    What a talented creator!!! These are amazing!! If the patterns are available I would love to have them. My husband is redoing his workshop and they would be wonderful gifts for him.

    Simply gorgeous!!!!

    Studio says: As we’ve said in response to previous comments: there is no pattern, as this is an art installation. These are the fiber artist’s one-of-a-kind creations. Fiber is a tool artists use, like paint or clay!

  18. Diane Faucher
    Diane Faucher
    November 11, 2009 at 12:35 pm | Reply

    Wow they are absolutely awesome! You have an amazing talent. I love them. (Much rather see these on a wall than the real thing)

  19. Cheryl
    November 11, 2009 at 12:52 pm | Reply

    Wow, amazing stuff!

  20. Kimberly
    November 11, 2009 at 1:32 pm | Reply

    I was so awe struck, I called my boys in to see the pictures of these wonderful creations. I have not taught them any needlecrafts yet, but want them to understand that it is a wonderful and creatie activity, for guys too. Thanks Nathan Vincent.

  21. Laura
    November 11, 2009 at 1:33 pm | Reply

    I know a lot of artists have the idea, and others make it a reality. Did Nathan actually crochet all of this himself, or did he have help? It’s absolutely stunning either way!

    Studio says: I’m pretty sure he did, but that’s a great question to ask him in his Jan artists talk!

  22. Betsy
    November 11, 2009 at 1:36 pm | Reply

    Oh my goodness these are amazing!

  23. Cary
    November 11, 2009 at 2:12 pm | Reply

    Thank you for sharing Nathan’s impressive work. You are so lucky to have him. We are fortunate to be allowed to see his work. Contratulations Lion Brand Studio!

  24. kathy davis
    kathy davis
    November 11, 2009 at 3:03 pm | Reply

    This is the most awesome thing I have ever seen. I dont really care for dead animals hanging on my wall, but crocheted ones that is a hoot!! That is what I need to do.. love it

  25. Lee Haupt
    Lee Haupt
    November 11, 2009 at 3:55 pm | Reply

    Awesome idea!! Taking crochet to new heights!! Can’t wait to see if he does more! Thanks for sharing this.

  26. Tracy
    November 11, 2009 at 4:46 pm | Reply

    What a talent. When it come to art I dont think there is any such thing as the gender norm. Talent is talent. Thank you for sharing this with the rest of us.

  27. Paulette Surles
    Paulette Surles
    November 11, 2009 at 5:37 pm | Reply

    This is absolutely amazing! I can’t believe this is crochet. So creative! Thanks for sharing.

  28. Ellen
    November 11, 2009 at 6:42 pm | Reply

    I echo what Tracy said….talent is talent, male or female! Hiding a talent simply because one is male or female and the talent isn’t “typical” of one or the other is sad, it deprives the individual of exploring his or her own creativity as well as depriving the public of seeing these awesome creations!!! These remind me of seeing the stuffed toy animals in FAO Schwarz but SO MUCH BETTER because they come from the heart and mind of the artist. Keep it up, Nathan, I’m looking forward to seeing much more! Possibly a jungle’s worth? or whatever strikes your creativity!!

  29. Yvonne Bresnahan
    Yvonne Bresnahan
    November 11, 2009 at 10:45 pm | Reply

    Seeing someone break out of the box and leetting go with thoughts of creativity. Such a difference from the real thing but stepping back it looks almost like the real thing. Thank you Nathan for striking out and saying I can do this. Do you have any other animals done>?Show us whenever you can and you can find the space. a mother and baby of some breed would be great. White polar mother and cub would be great with the white yarn etc. Go Nathan GO.

  30. Marsha Mason
    Marsha Mason
    November 11, 2009 at 10:46 pm | Reply

    I thought I was looking at the real stuffed heads of these animals until I saw the closeup. What a God given talent you have. Simply amazing. Keep up the good work and thank you for sharing that talent with us.

  31. Orli Grobler
    November 12, 2009 at 2:38 am | Reply

    Amazing work. Beautiful, and much kinder to nature. No need to hunt when you can have these instead.

  32. Faylene
    November 12, 2009 at 11:52 am | Reply

    You can get the lion’s mouth at a taxidermist shop….many teddy bear and soft animal makers use these props, for a realistic look to their creations…

  33. Karly Gray
    Karly Gray
    November 12, 2009 at 4:15 pm | Reply

    VERY awesome! Especially for the animal lovers who like the atmosphere these give.

  34. Judy Pajak
    Judy Pajak
    November 13, 2009 at 2:49 pm | Reply

    All I can say is WOW. All my years of crocheting and I have never seen such a talented person in many years. Kudos to you!!

  35. Betty Banks
    Betty Banks
    November 15, 2009 at 8:18 pm | Reply

    I love this! Wonder how long it took to finish these beautiful animals?

  36. Renee Thanig
    Renee Thanig
    November 15, 2009 at 9:10 pm | Reply

    WOW! Doesn’t even cover how great they look. Wish they would have been around when I had a room done in a jungle theme!!!
    What an imagination and awesome creativity

  37. Jim Jones
    Jim Jones
    November 17, 2009 at 10:50 pm | Reply

    Wow someone has way more talent and PATIENCE than me………………

  38. Phong
    November 18, 2009 at 10:25 pm | Reply

    These are truly magnificent works of art. It’s great that your studios are helping to foster the development of this talented artist. Kudos!

  39. Cami
    February 17, 2010 at 10:15 pm | Reply

    🙂 I think it’s great that so many people want the pattern. Could you imagine a crochet pattern with a taxidermy insert in the list of notions? haha Can we find that at our local craft store? 😉

    But seriously, I love the genderplay inherent in these pieces. Bravo!

  40. Pheme
    August 27, 2010 at 4:31 am | Reply

    Awesome!! What an artist! I can’t wait to see more. I would love to see an elephant. Keep up the fantastic work.

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  44. Happycebu
    December 19, 2013 at 3:29 am | Reply

    I think all three would have looked a lot better if he had used the single crochet for all of the stitches, instead of half-double or double crochet.

  45. Kat
    August 16, 2014 at 8:38 pm | Reply

    These are beautiful, what a talented artist! Its awesome when men say the heck with stereotypes. The other day, I asked my 5 year old son to draw what he wanted to be when he grew up. Instead he chose to draw some of his favorite things, so I asked him if he could tell me what he wanted to do when he grew up. He had several things in mind of course. He said “Mama when I grow up I want to be a knit maker”. (I knit some & crochet a lot). I asked him if he meant crocheting like I do…he said “Yes crochet with yarn like you!” If he wants to learn I will teach him. Men are creative beings also and should be able to make whatever they want even if it doesn’t fit in with the society norm.

  46. amy
    November 2, 2014 at 2:56 pm | Reply

    Is there a pattern for the gazelle?

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