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Magic Wool Fairies

September 2011
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  • Publisher
    Floris Books
  • Published
    20th September 2011
  • ISBN 9780863158261
  • Language English
  • Pages 104 pp.
  • Size 8.25" x 9"

Unspun sheep’s wool, also known as magic wool, is a warm, vibrant material that is perfect for making beautiful soft figures. Christine Schäfer includes detailed instructions on making fairies and angels for every occasion—flower fairies for a seasonal nature table; fairies for birthday celebrations; guardian angels to watch over a crib; and, of course, a range of Christmas angels.

Magic Wool Fairies includes step-by-step instructions, color photographs, and diagrams that clearly show the reader the basics for making simple figures. The book progresses to more detailed instructions for making increasingly elaborate versions.

“In the fingers of German architect Schaefer, magic wool becomes the substance for creating, quite literally, a series of decorative angels that could fly as gifts or house accessories. The equipment is simple; most tools are fairly ubiquitous to American households, including pipe cleaners, wooden beads, scissors, glue, felt-tip pens, needle, and thread. With those at hand, the author launches her instructions—for simple, all-in-one and two-part fairies. The more than 20 patterns feature a variety of eight-inch-high creatures, from a lavender or orchid fairy to, yes, the Christmas and tooth fairies. Directions leave little to the imagination; color photographs are more than plentiful, especially in the first how-to section...But great, easy-to-fashion holiday gifts.”

— Booklist Online, American Library Association

C O N T E N T S:

Get Prepared

A few words about fairies
Introduction to magic wool
Working with a felting needle
Three preliminary exercises
Making a simple fairy
Proportions and sizes
Making an all-in-one fairy
Making a two-part fairy
Decoration and finishing details

Flower Fairies

Apple-blossom fairy
Lavender fairy
Daisy fairy
Daffodil fairy
Orchid fairy
Rose fairy
Poinsettia fairy

Seasonal Fairies

Spring fairy with cornucopia
Autumn fairy with torch
Christmas fairy
Christmas angel
Small Christmas angel
Winter fairy

Fairies for Children

Cradle fairy
Fairy godmother
Birthday fairy
Rainbow fairy
Rainbow fairy mobile
Tooth fairy

More Ideas

Fairy inspiration
Final words
Beware of the cat!

Further reading

Christine Schäfer

Christine Schäfer was born in 1962 in Germany. She worked as an architect before raising her three children. She has been passionate about magic wool for many years and usually creates detailed figures. She leads workshops and presents her work at exhibitions. Her books include Magic Wool Fairies (2020) and Magic Wool Mermaids and Fairies (2021).