I made this book some time ago but it is very useful at this season. It is available from Blurb as a paperback book or an instant downloadable PDF file.
All profits from the sale of this book go to a charity - the British Heart Foundation.
Hans Christian Anderson, the famous Danish storyteller and author, loved to make paper cut outs to illustrate his stories whilst talking to children. They must have been fascinated to see his large hands wield a pair of scissors to produce a cut out which illustrated his story. He is given the honour of making the first paper Christmas heart in 1860. It is displayed in the Hans Christian Anderson museum in Denmark.
This book contains the instructions for making Christmas heart baskets. These were traditionally made of paper, filled with sweets and hung on the Christmas tree.
I have put together 27 designs for you to try. They can also be made in felt.
|A felt pincushion, a paper basket with sweet and a felt heart basket.|
I made two YouTube videos. This is my channel. http://www.youtube.com/@durhamsilkweaver
1. How to make heart shaped paper baskets.
2. How to make heart shaped felt baskets.
Here is another idea for a Christmas present for anyone who loves craft.
This book has just been published by Schiffer and is available on Amazon. It is written by Anita Osterhaug, who is editor emerita of Handwoven, the largest-circulation fiber arts magazine.
It contains 25 practical projects. I was privileged to be asked by Anita to write a project for the book. Here are the contents pages so you can see the range of activities that you could try.
This book would be an excellent present for anyone who loves crafts and likes to try new activities.
Seasons Greetings to everyone. I hope that you have a happy holiday and a peaceful New Year.
Susan J Foulkes December 2023