Cretur Fetur needle felt

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I’m not really a bat lover. I know that some peo­ple find them cute, but me? Not so much. I also don’t find rodents cute, either. (Sorry I’m not sorry.)

BUT, I will make an excep­tion for the Etsy shop Cre­tur Fetur. Leti­cia Rocha-Zivadinovic is the shop owner and artist behind these mam­mals, which are cre­ated using nee­dle felt­ing. Leti­cia describes the process on her web­site, writing:

Nee­dle felt­ing is a sculp­tural tech­nique invented at some point in or around the 80’s, a spin­off of indus­trial dry felt­ing. It works by pok­ing wool repeat­edly with a spe­cially barbed nee­dle, which makes the fibers lock together and increases the den­sity of the fiber. You can make 2D appliqué embell­ish­ments like this, or you can build upon it sculp­turally by adding more and more wool, manip­u­lat­ing the shape by pok­ing more here and less there and/or adding a lit­tle more wool in places. It’s really easy to pick up on, easy to fix mis­takes, intu­itive and flexible.

The Cre­tur Fetur shop has included brooches of bats, hair­pins fea­tur­ing tiny axolotls, and other crea­tures like anteaters and birds. Adorable.

All images via her web­site. (Also check out her Tum­blr, too.)

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