Are you afraid of the dark? This artist's knitted monsters might make you

Lethbridge textile artist Shanell Papp is inviting you into the studio where she spends time making work that scares even herself.

You might not want to spend a night alone with Shanell Papp's creations

Keep the lights on while you look at the work of this textile artist from Lethbridge, Alberta

7 years ago
Duration 3:29
Artist Shanell Papp makes horror out of knitting life-sized monsters

Forget Hallowe'en — for Lethbridge, Alta. artist Shanell Papp, horror is a daily necessity. Her large-scale knitted works will fascinate you while simultaneously creeping you out, and her studio is a place you'd probably want to visit using the buddy system.

Intrepid filmmaker Josh Wong visited Papp while she worked on a piece for her new exhibition, Based on a True Story, which runs at the Estevan Art Gallery and Museum in Estevan, Sask this month. While he was there, Papp opened up about why it's important to her to create stories and creatures that frighten even her.

Based on a True Story. Featuring Shanell Papp. Sept. 8-12 at Estevan Art Gallery and Museum, Estevan, Sask. www.estevanartgallery.com

Watch Exhibitionists Sundays at 4:30pm (5 NT) on CBC.