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Magic Wool Fairies

How to Make Seasonal Fairies and Angels

August 2020
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  • Published
    21st August 2020
  • ISBN 9781782506331
  • Language English
  • Pages 104 pp.
  • Size 8" x 8.25"

Learn to make fairies and angels for any occasion, and discover the joy of crafting with magic wool. Magic wool is warm, vibrant, and perfect for making beautiful, magical fairies for seasonal nature tables, birthday celebrations, Christmas decorations, and much more. 

This book includes step-by-step instructions, color photographs, and clear diagrams for more than twenty beautiful fairies. Projects range from simple and effective to more elaborate designs for experienced crafters!

“A wonderful introduction to the exciting world of needle felting. Magic wool fairies is suitable for beginners but also a worthy companion to inspire those more skilled, with its three levels of difficulty. The layout is easy to follow, with simple clear instructions and pictures for reference. There's a wonderful array of inspirational ideas to decorate countless seasonal fairies and angels. This timeless book is often at my side, to be dipped into for reference. A book guaranteed to start you on a new magic wool fairy addiction!” —Tamsyn Ross, full-time crafter 

“[An] enjoyable read and a useful practical guide for making magic wool fairies and angels. This book offers you [the chance] to explore the wonderful qualities of wool and enjoy the tactile therapeutic experience of working with wool fibers. Christine Schafer's passion for fairies, inspiring images and links to folklore make this book particularly attractive for Art and Craft Lovers. I highly recommend this book.” —Raya Brown, Magic Wool Art and Craft Studio 

“The contents of the book are colorful, attractive, easy to read and follow instructions. The fairies are fun to make and the end product is gorgeous.” —Tiphereth Camphill 

“In the fingers of Christine Schäfer, magic wool becomes the substance for creating a series of decorative angels.... Great easy-to-fashion holiday gifts.” —Booklist Online

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).