Make a selection of lovely little fairies using wire and thread!
In this kit you will find all of the materials and instructions to create at least 5 little fairies using traditional ganutell techniques!
This kit is a great introduction to a ganutell technique using what's often called a “prepared thread”.
The Prepared Thread method of making wire and thread flowers is one of the most flexible. Thread and wire are twisted together to form a strong ‘thread’ that can be manipulated into a variety of petal shapes. These shapes are a little more robust than spiral ganutell. The technique is still widely used in Malta, and is perfect for flowers for bridal accessories and jewellery.
Full instructions to illustrate the techniques included. You’ll have enough wire and thread to make at least 5 fairies - perfect each is designed with a little space to add ribbon or more thread allowing them to be hung on a tree or on a mobile.
- 60m copper wire (colour selection *)
- 4 skeins cotton embroidery thread*
- winding stick
- full instructions
(* colours may vary)
Ganutell is the name for small flowers created using wire and thread. One of the simplest forms of ganutell are the flowers created using a coiled wire. The word is derived form cannetile (French), cannotiglio (Italian) and canotilla (Spanish) – which means coiled wire. In English, we call this wire 'perl' because it resembles a string of beads when tight.
These coiled wire flowers have been made in Europe since at least the 15th century – they were used to decorate churches and shrines. Variations are still made in modern passementerie to use as embellishments, and traditional church decorations are still made in Malta using these techniques