Monday, January 18, 2016

Creating Mr. Fox

Introducing Mr. Fox, who was nothing but unspun wool on Saturday morning. Isn't he cute?
Who knew that I could create such a character in four hours? 

Jan and I went to a workshop in Maple Bay run by a very creative woman, Nancy, who makes her living from felting and teaching workshops. Fifteen people sat around a table in the Knights of Columbus Hall and built 8" tall foxes out of fleece. It was such fun to learn this technique. This is the demo fox that Nancy made. All that was required was some fleece and a felting needle.                                                        

Everyone made foxes but they all looked different. And they all looked adorable. This was the fox created by the woman sitting beside me. She used a different colour fleece for the fur. Jan is creating a silver fox with grey tones.

Nancy offers lots of different workshops at her studio in Duncan as well as kits so we can continue creating at home. It's so much easier than I thought it would be.


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