Felted Friends Forever
9 November 2017, Yaroslava Troynich
FINGER Puppets friends
This course allows you to make tiny wooly creatures and get giant fun! You will learn basics for making your own finger puppet theatre or bunch of lovely presents for your best friends.
another workshop 7-8 Nov. handpuppets https://www.smore.com/r3wbv
A toy of your choice
You have the choice of three! a cat, dog, fox, a hedgehog, a seagull, a rabbit, a bear, a donkey, a rat, a frog, a sheep, a wolf, a raccoon, a crow, a magpie, an owl, a pig, a cow or an orangutan In this course you will learn about materials, patterns and working in mini-scale. We will start with first toy and make complete layout and all necessary details e.g.. tails, ears, horns etc. by needle felting technic. Then we will attach all the details to the layout and start wet felting. After completing first toy we will move on to the next one. In the end the class we will attach the eyes to all animals so students will leave with ready wooly creatures.
Why this course is so special?
This course is very big fun, it gives everyone the opportunity to play and learn just like the kids do. There no fatal mistakes, wrong models, sizes or so, so it is very relaxed process with no stress and guaranteed funny result. It is creative even though you will use her ready patterns and models, there are no same toys come out. All are unique and very often made by newbee who haven't seen wool before. This is pure art therapy.
In general this toys have big educational power by themselves. Fingerpuppets are used by teachers, psychologist, kindergarten workers, museums for educational purposes. Kids love puppets animals and trust them. Yara feels that by making animal puppets she also do a tiny share in environmental education. Kids must know their animal neighbours and protect them.
About Yaroslava Troynich
Yaroslava Troynich is living in Finland. Making puppets is Yara's specialty as an felt artist. She started it in 2009 and was the first in Russia who created hand puppets out of wool. Hand puppets themselves have long history back to Italy in 15 century. She gave them a modern fresh life. In last few years she gave about 200 workshops and taught more then 1000 people. This fingerpuppets are a new speciality from Yara's hand.
disclamer : Images are not exemplary of products that will be exactly made by participants