Magic Wool Fairies

How to Make Seasonal Fairies and Angels

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

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Quick Look

  • Everything you need to start crafting magical angels and fairies using magic wool
  • Fully illustrated with beautiful colour photographs
  • Features clear step-by-step instructions with useful diagrams
  • A fresh new edition, redesigned and even easier to use

Discover the joy of crafting with magic wool with this beautiful new edition of the much-loved book. Learn to make beautiful fairies and angels for any occasion, with colour photographs, step-by-step instructions and clear diagrams.

210 x 192 mm
Floris Books
Crafts & Activities
colour illustrations
104 pages
Publication date:
19 Mar 2020
2nd edition


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, colour photographs and clear diagrams for more than twenty beautiful fairies. The projects range from simple yet effective to more elaborate designs for experienced crafters!

Table of Contents

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


'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 fibres.
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 colourful, 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


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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