Felted Friends Forever
7-8 November 2017, Yaroslava Troynich
Hand Puppets friends forever!
Even though it is very intensive workshop it will be a lot of fun - and in the end everybody will take home funny woolly animals and birds! If you have no experience in feltmaking, don't worry. Wool gives you incredible ability to learn and improve your skills very quickly.
A toy of your choice
Making the puppet toy is a complicated 3D structured felting project involving many skills and technics - perfect layout and working with coarse carded and extra fine Merino wool in tops, knowing the fleeces and raw fibbers, nuno-felting, needle felting, wet felting, sewing, designing, sculpturing. It is an extremely diverse project and makes you turn into a real creator. And all this we can use just in 2 days. You will be introduced in this magical felting world and get inspiration for future projects.
You are able to make one toy of your choice.
List of animals to choose: the goat, the orangutan, the raccoon, the magpie, the frog, the polar bear, the donkey, the brown bear, the black sheep, the wolf, the bullfinch, the rabbit , the cow, the panda, the hedgehog, the koala, the brown hare, the fox, the owl and the piglet. Please, notice, that the most time consuming and difficult toys are: the owl, the cow, the frog, the goat and the orangutan.
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. Hand puppets 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.
disclamer : Images are not exemplary of products that will be exactly made by participants