Woodland Wool – Whimsical Woolen Creations
Home to the whimsical woolen creations of artist Tacha Reed.
- Felted scenes and
- Stuffed wool critters including owls, foxes, sloths, bears, seals, penguins, beavers, lions, wolves, rabbits, gnomes, monkeys, dragons...
- Hooked wool trivets, tea cozies and wall hangings.
The wooly creations of Tacha Reed!
Location; Ellerhouse, Nova Scotia
Inspired by nature, folklore and the Nova Scotian landscape, Tacha has expressed her creativity and love for her surroundings through every medium possible. As graduate of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, she continues to work as a freelance photographer and designer collaborating with many musicians, entrepreneurs and not-for-profit organizations.
- Inkwell Boutique in Halifax,
- Made in the Maritimes in Bedford,
- Planters Sea Chest Gift Shop in Newport Landing,
- Shackwacky in Yarmouth
- The Bread Gallery in Brooklyn.
Since relocating to the tiny settlement of Ellershouse, Tacha’s creative focus has shifted from photography and print making towards creating more tactile fine art works that make use of natural and recycled material.
Tacha primarily works with wool creating exquisite needle felted pieces and one of a kind rug hookings. Her hooked piece “The Pumpkin Paddler” was featured in Rug Hooking magazine in 2014's summer edition.
Tacha’s devotion to up-cycling, paired with own entrepreneurial inclinations, led to the birth of Woodland Wool in 2008; a line of handmade felted critters, home decor items and three-dimensional “feltscape” wall hangings depicting imaginative and whimsical scenes primarily of nature and marine life.
Tacha is the current President of the Hants County Arts Council, and is an active member of the Halifax Crafters Society, the Avon River Heritage Society, Full Circle Festival and the newly formed Dartmouth Makers.