Magic Wool Fairies

Christine Schäfer; Translated by Bernadette Duncan; Photography by Stefan Schäfer

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  • Fully illustrated with colour photographs and diagrams.
  • Step-by-step instructions clearly show the basics for making simple figures, progressing to detailed instructions for elaborate versions.

Detailed step-by-step instructions for making fairies and angels for every occasion.

229 x 210 mm
Floris Books
Crafts & Activities
colour illustrations
104 pages
Publication date:
22 Sep 2011


Unspun sheep's wool, also known as magic wool, is a warm vibrant material, perfect for making these 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.

This book includes step-by-step instructions, colour photographs and diagrams which clearly show the reader the basics for making simple figures, progressing to detailed instructions for making more 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 [sic] photographs are more than plentiful, especially in the first how-to section ... But great-easy-to-fashion holiday gifts.'
-- Booklist Online, American Library Association


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 mostly creates detailed figures. She runs workshops and presents her work at exhibitions.

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