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Magic Wool: Creative Pictures and Tableaux with Natural Sheep's Wool 2ed

by Freya Jaffke and Dagmar Schmidt Floris Books
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Pbk 80 pages
AU$24.99 NZ$26.08
Product Status: Out of Print - This title is no longer available
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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.
'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
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, Magic Wool and Work and Play in Early Childhood. Dagmar Schmidt is a craft teacher in T and uuml;bingen, Germany.