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Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Silk Angel Mobile - Tutorial
In fact I started and completed everything except for putting the mobile together before he was even born.
However as he is still in his cradle, and not the cot yet, I have not been able to put it up above the cot. Arwen has the one I made for Myffwyn above her area still and we are still waiting to change the rooms around before I can put Trahaearn's one up.
First off you need to have some silk. Now you can buy this already coloured or plain and dye it your self (which is a fun project to do, we have had some lovely times painting silk in rainbow colours etc in the past)
12 silk squares approx 12 cm by 12cm
12 (or what ever number of angels you are going to make) 50cm lengths of gold thread.
Something to hang your angels on. This time I used a piece of cane from an old washing basket but I have used two sticks in a cross pattern before too.
thread, needle and scissors
optional extra thread wither in gold or another colour
Now repeat for all your other angels.
Now I like to do mine in a mix n match pattern of heights but I generally have seen them in a descending spiral. Really it is a matter of preference. However if you do a spiral you will need to more accurately measure you lengths to create a neat spiral effect as you tie them on.
I have also made individual ones and given them as gifts to friends who have lost babies through miscarriage as a remembrance angel.
I also made little ones out of heavier fabric as play people for our children to use with their playscapes.
Truly they are so simple to make and an easy activity to share with little ones, without much preparation or thought involved.
Blessings to you and your homes,