the knit cafe
Salons des Écureuil
Seen everywhere and sometimes taken for granted, the squirrel is the unofficial mascot of Toronto. This installation is a squirrel homage; a portrait gallery devoted to squirrels. All portraits are hand made using knitting and felting techniques.
The squirrel is the unofficial mascot of Toronto. Seen everywhere and sometimes taken for granted, the squirrel is the most prevalent wildlife the city has. Although few have reached the celebrity status of the infamous Trinity Bellwood's White Squirrel all play an important part in adding to the character and vibrancy of our city. This installation aims to celebrate our city squirrels by transforming the Knit Cafe into a portrait gallery devoted to our furry friends. Art work will be presented on plinths or in frames, with titles inscribed on plaques. All portraits will be hand made using knitting and felting techniques emphasizing the furriness of the subjects. Individual pieces will be handled differently emphasizing both the personality of the model, with the addition of dress and props, and the with diverse execution of style.
Suitable for all ages
1050 Queen St. West, 416 533 5648
This project is indoors.