* Step-by-step instructions, colour photographs and diagrams which clearly show the reader the basics for making simple figures * Detailed instructions for making more elaborate versions
Christine Schafer 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.
'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