Well OK I am going to have a go at a tutorial…hmmm!
These little fleece angels are quite rustic and individually unique no two are going to be the same. When I ran a Steiner Playgroup when my children were little we made these for their Christmas presents along with crochet stars to hang on the Christmas tree, but I think these would look beautiful hanging in a row from a branch in the window with fairy lights too.
- Wool Fleece, any colour you wish. The one I’m using was purchased from Margaret Peel’s Fibre Supplies and is called Rich Classic. Fleece can also be purchased at Spotlight.
- Embroidery thread aprox. 40cm
- Needle with large enough eye to thread floss
- Tease out the fleece till its roughly even
- Gently tug at the fleece,do not cut. The fibres will begin to pull apart. You will need a piece about 25-30cm long
- You will need 3 pieces, one for the body, one for the wings (about 15cm) and one for the arms about (10cm)
- Take the body piece and make a knot for the head about 3/4 of the way along. Knots do not need to be tight just enough to indicate a head.
- Make a knot at each end of the arm piece
- Place the Angel on its front place the arms just under the head knot
- Place the wings on top of the arms
- Bring the top of the knot down over the top of the arms and wings
- This is what it will look like from the front
- While face down take your embroidery floss and secure the top knot down around the waist. cross the floss and bring up over the shoulders, turn angel over
- Face up cross the floss over the chest and wrap around the waist bringing the ends around to the back again
- Thread ends of floss through needle then pass needle up through centre of angel and out the top of the head
- Knot end of floss to make hanger
I hope all instructions are clear, it’s a fun activity for children as well!