If you’ve spent enough time loitering around Etsy or Pinterest, you might already know of the ludicrously adorable world of needle felting, and people’s propensities for adorable needle-felted animal crafts. (A cursory search on Etsy also turns up felt Pokémon and Ghibli critters.)

For those just plunging into the world of felt crafting, though, there are plenty of books and kits out there that can show you the way and provide you instructions. Including this one from MOE magazine and crafts author Susa Suna Tomoko (previous works include a book on felt dogs, cats, and woodland creatures).


This new kit provides instructions on how to make your very own needle-felted Nyanko-sensei from Natsume’s Book of Friends, as well as a tempura-fried shrimp.


The kit contains six colors of wool felt, a felting mat, two felting needs, and a 16-page instructional booklet. It will be released on September 5 with a price tag of 1,600 yen (about US$15.61).

Of course, if you’re really feeling adventurous and want to make Nyanko as cat-like as possible… you can always make him out of shed cat fur.


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