I made this fan from card and a page from a book called Toys and Games (Indoors) Edwards and Gibbon 1966. I have used the stencil motifs in a variety of projects recently. They are inspired by my love of those I used as a child to create pictures on a rainy day. The girl with the watering can was based on a stencil that was part of a series made by Reeves.
Inspiration came from a fan that was bought for me from an antique shop in Barcelona. It is interesting in that when it opens it has a ‘locking’ device that has been created through clever folding of the card. The fan appears to have two sections, however when taken apart it was apparent that it originally had three.