Magic Wool

Creative Pictures and Tableaux with Natural Sheep's Wool

Freya Jaffke and Dagmar Schmidt; Translated by Donald Maclean

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Quick Look

  • Learn how to make beautiful pictures with magic wool.
  • Detailed instructions, diagrams and colour photographs are provided throughout.

Shows how to create beautiful pictures, as well as table-top scenes, from unspun sheep's wool.

Format:
paperback
Size:
229 x 210 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Crafts & Activities
Illustrations:
colour illustrations
Extent:
80 pages
ISBN:
9780863158292
Publication date:
01 Sep 2011
Edition:
2nd edition

Description

Activities with unspun sheep's wool, also known as magic wool, offer a wide range of creative possibilities for both children and adults. In this book Dagmar Schmidt and Freya Jaffke combine their talents and experience, and show how to create beautiful pictures, as well as table-top scenes featuring figures and animals.

They explain the process of carding and dyeing unspun wool to make magic wool. They focus on making pictures with wool, including scenes from several well-known fairy tales and festivals, before showing how to make simple dolls and animals, building up to an entire nativity scene. Detailed instructions, diagrams and colour photographs are provided throughout.

Reviews

'The enchantment of fairy-tale wool figures lies in the soft unconstricted forms and the delicate, yet living colors obtained by layering techniques. It's a wonderful introduction to the technique of creating colorful panels for small children from colored woolen fleece.'
-- Waldorf Today

Author

Freya Jaffke is an experienced Steiner-Waldorf kindergarten teacher in Germany. Her books on early childhood have sold well over quarter of a million copies worldwide and include, Toymaking with Children, Work and Play in Early Childhood, and Celebrating Festivals with Children.

Dagmar Schmidt is a craft teacher in Tübingen, Germany.

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