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Felted animals by Elena Fedoryak

Felted animals by Elena Fedoryak

Felted animals by Elena Fedoryak

Kharkov based artist Elena Fedoryak – the master reviving wool. She creates toys that can win the hearts of viewers. Realistic felted animals by Elena Fedoryak surprise with the , . Elena says that for some reason, she can not perceive them as mere toys. She even believes that they are born, and she only helped them a little. About felting Elena learned five years ago, quite accidentally stumbled on the Internet. Seeing the images of felted toys, she realized that she was “hooked”.

Felted animals by Elena Fedoryak

Felted animals by Elena Fedoryak

She collected information on felting, trying to understand the types of wool, needles, different techniques. One day decided to try and since that can not stop making her felted animals. The inspiration for her art – love for animals. Sometimes a picture on the internet of a charming puppy makes her try to create something similar.

Felted animals by Elena Fedoryak

Felted animals by Elena Fedoryak

“First of all, for me, the determining factor is color. I believe that from any of wool (any fineness and any manufacturer) if you wish, you can create a wonderful toy. Of course, different wool “behaves” differently in the process. With some is easier to work, with some – little harder. In any case, good results can be achieved with any wool. I prefer natural colors or undyed wool in general, which for my kittens and puppies is ideal”.

Felted toys by Elena Fedoryak

Felted toys by Elena Fedoryak

To achieve realism in the work she studies pictures from different angles, especially the structure, features, etc. In the plans of artist to improve the technique of felting and “give life” to more little animals.

Felted toys by Elena Fedoryak

Felted toys by Elena Fedoryak

Felted toys by Elena Fedoryak

Felted toys by Elena Fedoryak

Felted toys by Elena Fedoryak

Felted toys by Elena Fedoryak

Felted toys by Elena Fedoryak

Felted toys by Elena Fedoryak

Felted toys by Elena Fedoryak

Felted toys by Elena Fedoryak

Felted toys by Elena Fedoryak

Felted toys by Elena Fedoryak

Felted toys by Elena Fedoryak

Felted toys by Elena Fedoryak

Felted toys by Elena Fedoryak

Felted toys by Elena Fedoryak

Felted toys by Elena Fedoryak

Felted toys by Elena Fedoryak

Felted toys by Elena Fedoryak

Felted toys by Elena Fedoryak

Elena Fedoryak

Elena Fedoryak

Elena Fedoryak

Elena Fedoryak

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