This month I’m bringing you some sweet treats that are good enough to eat – but please don’t eat them! These cute felt foods are a feast for the eyes only!
Ed Mironiuk is an artist, illustrator and needle felter. His background in animation and digital art gives him a great eye for creating adorable characters like the cute felt food pictured above. Who can resist a tasty dessert with a toothy grin? Find more on his website and Instagram.
Droolwool is the work of fiber artist Maria Filipe Castro (previously featured). Her adorable creatures are inspired by a love of cartoons and all things kawaii. Many of her characters put a fun twist on familiar treats, like the little ice cream scoopsies pictured above. Find more sweet felt food on her website and Instagram.
Hanna Dovhan (previously featured) is perhaps best known for her lovely avocados, but she has a knack for pairing up all kinds of snacks. Her felt food is seldom solo – it comes in cute couples and happy families! Find more in her shop.
Inspired to try making some adorable felt food items yourself? Check out maqaroon on Youtube! It doesn’t get much simpler than this cookie tutorial, which starts with a foam base so you don’t have to worry about sculpting the wool into shape! Hungry for more? Check out the rest of her needle felting tutorials!
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What Technique Is This?
Needle Felting is the process of using a notched or “barbed” needle to compress layers of wool into denser felt that can be manipulated to create 3D sculptures. It is different to wet felting, which uses water to combine wool fibres, and these days there are a range of felting tools available that can enable you to make your own soft sculptures with ease!