Art is ubiquitous, it knows no boundaries, no time and space. Artists have the power to give life to everything they put their hands on, their creativity has no limits and we enjoy all the artwork in this world.
Somewhere in Khabarovsk, Russia, there lives a passionate felted wool artist that makes the cutest woodland animals that seem like they came out of a Disney movie, and gives you the feeling that you have never seen this in your life. Her name is Yulia Derevschikova, and she’s been doing this since 2015. Over the years, she has created over a hundred of these adorable little critters, and it doesn’t seem like she’s going to end any time soon.
Yulia uses a felted wool technique, which is similar, but not the same as wool felt. This dry felting technique involves threading and weaving, which adds extra puffiness and softness to the wool.
She said: “Wool is a natural material which over time will not lose its properties, unlike faux fur. A toy made of wool is hypoallergenic since it does not contain microorganisms that can affect sensitive skin. Dry felting technology allows you to save an ideal new condition of toy for a long time. Wool toys are durable and can be passed on from generation to generation without losing their pleasant appearance.”
Yulia fuses the woolen fibers together using a needle, and her delightful creatures look like they are covered in real fur. Her works are a great mix of realism and aesthetics. The fur looks so real and you can’t resist their googly eyes and adorable small features.
All she needs is 20 hours to make you fall in love with her work.