I had a hard time figuring out what to do for my project for the twenty fifth anniversary of the Qualicum Weavers and Spinners Guild. The theme is glitz and the guild provided 20 grams of yarn. Mum and I talked about ideas and we both wanted to do something different. Mum came up with spool knitted necklace and I came up with doing a Christmas Tree Topper Angel.
Plan A – The idea was to weave a body on a paper yarn cone, that I covered in plastic wrap using weaving wool. After weaving the body I was going to Modge Podge the body and then slip it off the paper cone. I placed some nails around the bottom and top to hold the thread. Well, the nails were too short and the threads didn’t hold. So I scraped the idea.
To attach the last elements was a bit of a jigsaw puzzle. The halo has a long stem that fit into the top of the cone and had a curve in it to go around the head. The arms balanced on top of the cone with a dab of hot glue. Then the head was attached on top of everything with a bit more hot glue. Unfortunately some of the hot glue was showing around the neck area. So the solution was to take some of the glitz thread and twizzle it making a round cord. Then the cord was added with just a dab of Modge Podge around the neck to hold a bow; then the ends were encouraged to cascade down the body.