I believe that as a creative person it’s important to get out of one’s comfort zone and explore other forms of expression. It can help you get out of a rut and think about different ways to approach a creative problem. I’ve always been someone who loves to try new art and craft, and I have an art cupboard full of assorted supplies to prove it.
On Saturday afternoon I was invited to participate in a 2 hour semi-private needle felting workshop run by my friend Cathy, a.k.a. Woolly Doodles. Cathy creates adorable custom pins and figures including pet-portraits and cute foods (you owe it to yourself to find the bacon and egg buddies in her Instagram posts).
Cathy led us through the creation of a cute cartoon style cat while demonstrating a number of needle-felting techniques. She even gave us suggestions on how to make more complex designs when time and skill allows. A few hours, two cups of tea, and lots of laughs later I had my very own orange cartoon kitty pal!
Getting away from my screen and making something by hand was an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Thanks Cathy!
If you’re in the GTA be sure to take part in one of her needle felting workshops. Details can be found on her Facebook page as classes are available.