I have many different animals in my portfolio, and how many more I want to create! Nature is so varied and inspiring that I can't stop and am completely captivated by its magic. Most of my animals are educational puppets: hand puppet (“bibabo” in Russian) and finger puppet animals. All the toys are made with wet felting technique from pure wool - as a result they are extremely durable, but delicate and warm to the touch. The animals are incredibly tactile and flexible - they literally come alive in your hands and delight everyone without exception.
Bibabo, the hand puppet is an amazingly powerful toy. A real communication gadget. It allows you to connect parent and child, create new stories and teach in an effective and playful way. Finger puppet animals work the same way. The lack of mobility of hand puppet does not bother them at all, everything is compensated by their tiny size, due to which these crumbs invariably cause a fit of emotion in everyone. Not only children like to play with them. Adults are even more responsive to woolly babies - you just want to carry them around in your pocket as a talisman to enhance your mood.
I started out with fox hand puppet, and over the past couple of years, mini-animals have increasingly captured my heart. Perhaps there is just enough experience and understanding of the material to allow me to work with miniature and create tiny animal stories.
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