Cosmic Felt

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Tomorrow (August 21, 2017) a total eclipse of the sun will be visible from much of the United States, so it seemed fitting this month to put together a collection of needle felt artwork inspired by the heavens. Full of twinkling constellations, distant galaxies, and mysterious planets, these wonderful woollies fire the imagination. Are we alone in the universe? We may never know for sure, but these cosmic creations are certainly out of this world!

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Sasha Lelilio

Sasha Lelilio is a Russian artist. She uses needle felt to create sweet bear and cat dolls with a twist – some sport tattoos, some are patterned like traditional Gzhel ceramics, but my favorites are these galaxy creatures. Find more of her work in her Etsy shop.

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ElvesinGlass is the work of Chinese artist He Jiabei. She creates stunning wearable artwork like these beautiful galaxy bags. Find more of her work in her Etsy shop.

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Through Wool and Space

American artist Rebecca Torrington (Through Wool and Space) creates spectacular felt paintings of nebulas and other celestial bodies. You can find more photos on her Facebook page.

Lauren Magpie

Lauren Magpie

Lauren Magpie is a digital artist and needle felter from the UK. Check out her Instagram for more of her felt artwork or her YouTube channel for more felting videos!

PS – If you are lucky enough to be viewing the eclipse tomorrow, don’t forget eye safety! Check out these eclipse safety tips from NASA and enjoy the view only through certified solar filters or eclipse glasses.


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Zoë Williams

Zoë Williams creates needle felt sculptures based on spirits, sacred creatures, and dreams. Her work is concerned with the intersection of the (inner) realm of the collective unconscious and the (outer) kingdom of nature. She lives and works in New York City.

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