4 March 2017

enchanted wood project

I decided at the last minute to enter the Knitting and Stitching Show, knitting competition. This year the theme is an enchanted wood and is a fundraising project for the Norfolk Hospice Appeal.

A wee while ago, I bought Fiona McDonald's book, "Knitted Fairies," with no thought of a project in mind, however, I used it this time, for inspiration and as a starting point for a pattern.

First I made a fairy, I had so much fun making her, doing her hair and dressing her. The dress has felted petals and ripped up chiffon.

Her hair was kid silk mohair, which I knit up on large needles, wet it, then let it dry and ripped it out, which gave a nice wavy effect.

I collect beads and sequins....I'm a bit of a magpie really, many bought in the various pound shops, so it was great to use them in this project.

The wings were made of angelina fibre and angelina film, melted onto a wire frame. I got the idea from a You Tube tutorial, by Disordiarte, for more details click here.

I thought she was a bit lonely on her own so made a pixie to keep her company.

                                     Here's a few more photos of my project....

If anyone is lucky enough to be going to Olympia tomorrow, have a look at all the entries, there are some good ones.
Till next time, Ali.


  1. OOh Ali how magical! What fabulous details and brilliant ideas - a completely enchanting scene! Hope you enjoyed creating all the beautiful parts and bringing it all together - Miss Fairy and Mr Pixie look like they are made for each other! Well done!
    Ali x

  2. They are brilliant Ali I love how your created her hair and the wings are clever too.
    Such character in their little faces as well.
    V x

  3. How fantastic your fairy is...such beautiful creative details! And the little pixie to keep her company is amazing too. Magical!
    Helen xox

  4. They are beautiful with so much delicate detail. Jo x

  5. They are so beautiful, so much detail. Good Luck.

  6. How gorgeous are they and so much detail, I love the blackberry bead and the tiny caterpillar. Good luck, they're brilliant xx

  7. Absolutely beautiful! You make me want to pick up my needles asap! Your work is amazing.


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