Wednesday, May 30, 2012

How to make Whitsun Doves

We made some doves from lambswool hanging on a bunch of birch branches for our Whitsun table last weekend. Those doves are easy to make with children. All You need is two skeins of unspun carded lambswool and a little bit of thread. Take one skein (approx. 20 cm) and make a knot in the middle for the doves head. Fold the skein and put the second skein (approx. 15 cm) in between the two parts of the folded skein for the doves body and the doves wings. Take the thread or some fibers of Your lambswool and to tie the two folded skeins together for body and tail of the dove. 

In the Whitsun garden, white the flowers grow,
Earth is listening, glistening, listening, warming breezes blow.

                                         N. Foster