Come to Australia and amigurumi redback spiders

amigurumi-redback-spider-side-view.jpgI was born in Australian from a long line of Aussie Bushmen. Drovers, farmers, knitters, crocheters, you get the picture. My family sailed from Europe to outback NSW in 1856  hoping for a better life.   It is a good life here but I think Australia gets a bad rap because of our unique wildlife.

We need tourists to bolster our economy and I thought I could help by showing the more “sensitive side” of our much maligned dangerous critters. I had such success with my australian eastern brown snake that I decided to have a go at a redback spider.

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just a nice spider hanging around.

 

 

 

 

Pattern will of course follow but in the meantime enjoy this video my son bought to my attention and I will get back to making stock for the markets.

 

Author: gentlestitches

the future is in our hands.

32 thoughts on “Come to Australia and amigurumi redback spiders”

  1. Ha ha. That song is too funny! I feel like I could write a similar version on behalf of Florida! We have a lot of similar critters…deadly ones, too. Though I love that you’re trying to show their “softer” side with some crochet creations. This is the first time I think I could ever say a spider looked cuddly! Well done, Sharon.

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  2. We get them in our front yard for whatever reason, less now we removed all the bushes, but we caught one once and put it in a jar. My sister took it to school and it became a class pet for a day or two. They’re not nearly as creepy as white tails! Bleugh!!

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      1. thank you for calling my spider cute. 🙂 I got infectious cellulitis from a white tail once. They are always popping up in my house. I agree, whitetails are definitely creepy!

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  3. Oh my goodness GS, I’m laughing and laughing! The only really scary Aussie wildlife experience I’ve had is when a Bogong moth (huge) flew down the neck of my nightie and got trapped in the sleeve but my brother in law has been beaten up by a kangaroo…

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    1. Oh dear! having a moth trapped in one’s nightie sounds traumatic. I entered a gazebo once and strode across it , only to realize there was a eastern brown between me and the only exit. Not surprisingly I created a new exit and got out unscathed. Your poor brother!

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  4. Now who could be scared of such a cute and stylish (love the hat!) creature? The Tourism Bureau (or whatever government department it is) you give you a medal! Seriously, even his little fangs say “I’m not so bad once you get to know me.”

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  5. HaHa! None of my rels died of “animal” either but I bet they had a pants full of fear from time to time. Particularly when facing the outdoor dunny down the back at night time!!

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  6. hell i’ve lived here for 57 years and i’m not dead yet, as far as i know my dead relatives all died from non animal etc reasons great stuff

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  7. Great story and wonderful ami spider. Thank you for educating us every so often. I love to read your stories about Australian wildlife presented through beautiful crocheted animals you make. It is just great!

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  8. The Australian tourism commission should use your native wildlife creations in ads to air across the world! Shane had already posted that video on my blog, but it was a hoot listening to it again!

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