This month I’m bringing you a collection of felt artwork that is just a little bit weird and completely wonderful. These five felt artists are killing it with their delightfully strange creations.
Are You Ready For Adventure?
Kit Lane is one of my favorite needle felt artists! You may be familiar with her adorably cheeky Bobs, but her larger sculptures really get into strange territory. Find more on her website or Etsy shop!
Hanna Dovhan makes adorable food couples and other quirky creatures. Just try not to think about the lovely foods while you’re snacking… 0_0. You can find more in her Etsy shop!
Mizuto’s Okappanda-chan and friends are irresistible. A great combination of lifelike features and cartoon cuteness, these characters are full of surprises! Find more on Instagram and if you use LINE (messaging app), you can even get Okappanda stickers!
Cha-ta creates adorable felt pets who go on wild adventures. Follow along as they explore the sights and foods of Tokyo and beyond! Find more pictures on Instagram.
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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!