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