Needle felting is a fun and exciting hobby if you have a knack for handcrafts. With some skill and patience, a various range of things can be created by felting – from accessories to clothing; there’s no limit to it. A Japanese artist called Wakuneco chose to make incredible hyper-realistic and stunningly beautiful cat portraits from the basic natural wool used in needle felt.

The artist uses wool of various colors and creates 3D pet portraits using needle felting techniques. On her Instagram, the artist has shared that it’s a very long and delicate work, and it takes her about a month to complete one portrait, but the resulting needle felt animals pays the effort fully. Wakuneco uses pictures of real cats to create portraits as realistic as possible.

Take a look at some of her works below, and maybe you’ll be inspired to take up the hobby of felting animals, too!

More info: Instagram

Japanese artist Wakuneco started needle felting only in 2015

However, looking at her works it seems that she’s been doing it all her life

She uses pictures of real cats as a reference to make her portraits as real as possible

Take a look at some of the beautiful works below