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- Knitted Fairies
With imagination and flair, Fiona McDonald shows you how to knit ten fantastical fairies, each measuring approximately 40cm (16in) from top to toe, and all with their own character and style. They include a dark Gothic fairy, an enigmatic moon fairy, a cool ice fairy and even Oberon, the king of the fairies himself. Using a basic body pattern, each fairy is dressed in its own costume, complete with wings, in a range of yarns and other embellishments - ideal for using up scraps and oddments from your knitting basket! The dolls make wonderful gifts for both adults and older children, and can be easily adapted to match your friend's or relative's personality or lifestyle. This is a source of ideas and inspiration for knitters of all abilities, and a book to be treasured by young and old alike.
Fiona McDonald studied classical painting and drawing at The Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney, Australia from 1985 to 1989. After moving to the Blue Mountains, she began developing her unique oil-painted, needle-sculpted, life-size cloth figures, and her own line of fabric dolls and dragons. On returning to her home town of Armidale, Fiona added to her skills by learning to knit. This latest phase in her career has resulted in her developing designs for dolls and other toys.