Though I’ve been wanting to make a felt jumping spider for a while because they’re the cutest, tiniest little monsters imaginable, which make little nests in leaves, I hadn’t made one before now because wrapping that many legs with felt is a fairly delicate procedure, as is adding horns and stripes. Since I’ve gotten a bit more practice now, I decided to give it a go. I think it came out rather well. They actually do the leg raising thing, I think as part of a wooing or competition dance.
Much larger than actual size, which is about an eighth of a fingernail across. At some point, when I have more experience with delicate wire wrapping, I’d like to try making one at half the size.
Dancing peacock jumping spider at about two minutes in: