You know what’s cuter than regular Pokémon characters? Fuzzy Pokemon Characters! Beloved pocket monsters look even cuter in felt.
Needle felting is how artisan explains, “the process of turning wool into 3D objects with a barbed needle.” In order to make needle felting, it is necessary to “move” the fibers of the wool so that they bind together into a coherent fabric. To begin with, it is necessary to take some felt fibers (if necessary, roll them into a ball). A special felting needle is then used to repeatedly prick the felt to agitate the fibers, creating a solid fabric (note: a tapestry or sewing needle will not induce this action). It’s not easy, but it can create some cute projects.
YouTuber Mio has a series of videos showing her process. Below, she creates Lucario – complete with soothing ASMR sounds:
She first creates the body. In order for the characters to pose, she inserts a black wire. Then, to add color, she uses different colored felt fibers and pins them in place. The end result is impressive – and even cuter than regular Pokémon. What’s so freaking adorable about blurry characters?
Below are other Pokémon projects.
And of course Pikachu.
All videos are real great, but the ones with ASMR are incredibly relaxing. From taking the felt out of the bag to pricking it with the special needle or cutting the felt with scissorsthe clips all really scratch that ASMR itch. Even if you don’t want to get into needle felting, check these out and just relax.
For more fluffy Pokémon felt projects, follow Mio on twitter or look at them Youtube channel. If you’re interested in getting started needle felting, stop by artisan‘S Getting Started Guide for beginners to start your journey in making fuzzy, cute characters.
https://kotaku.com/pokemon-characters-make-for-some-terrific-needle-feltin-1848711281 Pokémon characters are great for needle felting