japanese artist creates incredibly realistic cat heads out of felted wool
 

japanese artist creates incredibly realistic cat heads out of felted wool

japanese artist wakuneco has found an interesting way to apply the traditional needle felting technique, making incredibly realistic portraits of cats, made from needle-felted wool. the uncanny heads are inspired from images of real felines which range in breed, color, and size. 

japanese artist creates incredibly realistic cats heads using needle felted wool

 

 

the three dimensional creations feature realistic fur, lifelike glass eyes and tiny whiskers, each one individually secured by hand. the life-like fur is formed by repeatedly poking layers of wool with a needle until the loose wool fibres together to make a solid felted shape. 

 

videos by wakameko wool felt

 

 

the artist uses a basic guide before applying the various layers of felt to create the head. once complete, the guide is then cut away from the sculpture and the final piece is placed into a wooden box frame.

 

 

 

wakuneco documents the painstakingly detailed process through instagram, twitter and youtube. wakuneco sells her work via yahoo! auctions but currently only ships to japan.

japanese artist creates incredibly realistic cats heads using needle felted wool

japanese artist creates incredibly realistic cats heads using needle felted wool

japanese artist creates incredibly realistic cats heads using needle felted wool

japanese artist creates incredibly realistic cats heads using needle felted wool

japanese artist creates incredibly realistic cats heads using needle felted wool

japanese artist creates incredibly realistic cats heads using needle felted wool

japanese artist creates incredibly realistic cats heads using needle felted wool

japanese artist creates incredibly realistic cats heads using needle felted wool

japanese artist creates incredibly realistic cats heads using needle felted wool

  • The work that she does is absolutely beautiful. It is like looking at a real Cat. Someone sent the link to me yesterday on the 4th anniversary of a horrible day in my life; I had to put my beloved 8 year old Cat, Stanley, to sleep. I have since had to put his brother Tang, down . I dread the day I will loose my Emee. I Would love to have one done for the three Cats that saved my life. They were there with me through a time when I was so very I’ll… I see the care she puts into these

    k fitts says:
  • Hello madame Wakuneco. I live in Louisiana , USA , and I recently had my beloved cat Velvet, disappear, without a trace. I would love to commemorate him, as a felt sculpture whenever you may be able to ship to the USA. Please keep my address as:Janet M Decuir
    627 Benoit Road
    Carencro, LA, 70520 USA
    PHONE:1-(337)371-6034
    Facebook:Janet Decuir (pm me please, anytime)
    Email : [email protected] yahoo.com . I would include pictures if possible. If you send me a friend request on Facebook I will share pics of my sweet Velvet!!! I miss him so!!! Thank you very much!!! God Bless you !

    Janet decuir says:
  • Such beautiful work! You are indeed talented and I hope that someday soon you will ship to the US, because there Cat lovers here that would gladly pay shipping to see such a wonderful reproduction of their own cats!

    Joy Kennedy says:
  • My cat died almost a year ago and I would gladly pay to have her image reproduced this way so that I can always see her. She was almost 20 years old and I have is a few pictures. Please let me know if you could do this. She was a black and white tuxedo cat with green eyes.

    David Spearman says:

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