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Textile Artist Creates Playful Felt Critters That Will Put a Smile On Anyone’s Face

Felt Creatures by Natasya Shuljak

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Moscow-based crafter Nastasya Shuljak continues to find new cheery and whimsical ways to transform wool into adorable characters. With an arts and craft education background, she manually works raw fibers and felts them together to create an expressive and eccentric group of woolen toys that emit a sense of calm and joy. These ambiguous creatures and pudgy little animals are sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face.

Shuljak’s collection of miniature felted companions are made up of bears, foxes, and cute critters that look like they belong in an enchanted forest. Her childlike characters stem from her observation of colors and lines found in nature, architecture, and museums of classical art. “I occasionally sketch something so as not to forget the idea,” Shuljak shares with My Modern Met.

Adorable Wool Brown Bear

We have felt joy and admiration for Shuljak’s felted playful creations before, and the talented textile artist continues to create for the love of the material and the way people respond to her toys with carefree smiles. She says, “Felting is what I do for several hours a day. So it takes several days for one object.”

Scroll down to see more of Shuljak’s charming felted friends. You can purchase her toys in her Etsy shop and begin your own collection of cute critters. Shuljak even hosts her own workshops to learn how to create your own characters. You can also keep up to date with her latest adorable creations on Instagram.

These ambiguous creatures and pudgy little animals are sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face.

Felt Creatures by Natasya ShuljakFelt Enchanted CreatureWool Grey Wolf ToyFelt Enchanted CritterWool Enchanted CreatureWool Fox ToyFelt Creatures by Natasya ShuljakFelt Bump CreatureNastasya Shuljak: Instagram | Etsy
h/t: [Colossal]

All images via Nastasya Shuljak.

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Claudicet Pena

Claudicet Pena is a Contributing Writer and Project Manager for My Modern Met. In 2005, she attended the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University where she studied Business and Marketing. Later in her career, she found herself teaching yoga and meditation full-time, earning the title “Best Yoga Teacher 2016” by Best Self Atlanta Magazine. Claudicet is currently based in Boston, combining her passions for art, writing, and business development. As a creative at heart, she devotes time to her own outlets of yoga, meditation, writing, drawing, and painting. Claudicet also shares her love of arts & culture with her daughter as they explore the city and travel abroad. Explore along with them on Instagram: @claudipena.
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