Guest Post: Ribbon and Lace Angels by Textile Ranger

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Thank you to Textile Ranger and Deep in the Heart of Textiles for the directions to these breathtaking ornaments.

ANGELS

I have always been the family’s go-to recipient for things they no longer wanted, but deemed too good to throw out.  As a result, I have bags of sewing notions and boxes of supplies for making miniatures.

At the International Quilt Festival this year, one of the booths displayed a small metal dress-maker’s form clothed in lace scraps.  I adapted that idea to the supplies I had on hand, to make some textile angel Christmas decorations.

Here are the supplies I used:

  • porcelain doll heads and hands
  • spools for the bodies – I used Gutermann spools, with the thread-locking base removed
  • pipe cleaners for the arms
  • scraps of lace, ribbon, seam tape
  • double stick tape
  • tacky glue

(If you want to use similar porcelain doll heads, Factory Direct Craft looks to be a good source.  I haven’t purchased anything from them myself, because I am already covered up with these things.)

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About Andrea R Huelsenbeck

Andrea R Huelsenbeck is a wife, a mother of five and a former elementary general music teacher. A freelance writer in the 1990s, her nonfiction articles and book reviews appeared in Raising Arizona Kids, Christian Library Journal, and other publications. She is currently working on a young adult mystical fantasy novel and a mystery.

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