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May the Felt Be With You: professor uses felt to recreate Star Wars trilogy

Written by Meredith Clarke

Star Wars Epic Yarns by Jack and Holman Wang

These are the droids you’re looking for, but they’re not like any you’ve ever seen before. That’s because they’re made of felt.

IC associate professor of writing Jack Wang’s new book series, Star Wars Epic Yarns, uses miniature felt figurines to retell the original Star Wars movie trilogy in 12 words and 12 images. The books follow Wang and his brother’s felt adaptations of literary masterpieces in a series called Cozy Classics.

Watch the books take shape:

Star Wars Epic Yarns Behind the Scenes on Disney Video

“Movies can be classic, too,” he says, “and we’ve always been Star Wars fans.”

Wang got creative in reconstructing the most iconic scenes from the film—he used dry ice to recreate mist and oxidizing paint to recreate rust—and constructed every aspect of the images apart from the lightsabers and force lightning. “George Lucas might like his CGI, but we did things the old-fashioned way.”

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