Making curls for a Christmas fairy. It’s not too late to make a Christmas fairy topper. Why not make your own curls using this fabulous Blue Faced Leicester lightening white. A beautiful soft wool ideal for making curls.
Blue Faced Leicester wool. It has a good lustre, it is long an average length of 80-90mm. It is classed a fine wool of 26 Microns. It is a speciality rare British sheep breed.
This wool in lightening white was used to make curls for a project I am doing.
How to make the curls
You will need wool, wooden skewers, rectangular bowl the length of the skewers and paper towel
- Separate the wool into about 3- 4mm width strips and about the length of 1 ½ lengths of your skewer.
- Hold your strand of wool. Start from one end and wrap the wool around as neatly and tightly as you can.
- Once you have finished secure the ends by wrapping them tightly over the top of the others
- Using this same method until you have the right amount for your project. I needed 8 -10 for the hair for my project.
- Now fill the rectangular bowl with enough water to cover the skewers.
- Soak the skewers in the water for a few minutes until the water soaks into the wool.
- Now place on kitchen paper towels to dry overnight or alternatively put in an oven to dry at a very low heat or a radiator.
- Once dry the wool should easily slip off the skewer.
NB you can use a knitting needle as alternative to skewers