New vendor alert! Danielle S. Fuechtmann started weaving a few years ago as a way to unwind and create while she was going to school for graphic design and freelancing as a writer. Since then, she has started making and selling her work under Curious Fox Fibres. Her collection of looms continues to grow, and she’s picked up punch needle and rug hooking. Catch her at the Bison from November 30 to December 2, and keep on top of her love of working with fibres and yarn by following her on Instagram (@curiousfoxfibres).
Royal Bison: What draws you to making or designing things?
Curious Fox Fibres: I’m a freelance writer and graphic designer; I’ve always been drawn to beautiful, interesting, and well-designed things. When I was studying design, I came across an excellent interview about the importance of having a studio practice and creating physical objects as a designer. This resonated deeply with me and had a strong influence on me during my studies. I love exploring craft, and I’m really passionate about the cultural history of textile arts, particularly its intersection with women’s history and culture.
RB: What’s new for your line or business this season?
CFF: I’ve been starting to explore smaller goods like pouches and accessories as well as play with larger textile items.
RB: What do you think sets your work apart from similar makers or designers?
CFF: Probably my embrace of colour. When I’m creating things for Curious Fox Fibres, I generally allow myself to intuitively play with colour in a more informal, fun way than when I’m doing my design work.
RB: How do you feel about being a part of the Edmonton creative community?
CFF: I love our local creative community! As a freelancer, making relationships with other local creatives has been such an incredible experience. In addition to making some fantastic friends, it’s given me an inspiring and supportive community that has really helped me flourish as a creative entrepreneur.
RB: Please gush about a few of your designer, maker, or creative crushes!
CFF: Oooh, I’m looking forward to shopping at Bang Bang Bijoux’s booth (bring on the statement bling), picking up some new reading material from BiblioBison, and coveting some new coasters from Concrete Cat. Also, don’t be surprised if you see me picking up a bottle of gin from Strathcona Spirits on Sunday to toast a great weekend when I get home!
RB: Do you have a favourite holiday tradition you can share with us?
CFF: I’m a big fan of sending greeting cards!