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Brigid Yarn Dolly for Imbolc
She is very easy to make.
Red, white and green yarn.Thickness of yarn determines the number of strands needed.
I used a dark red, forest green and ivory shade.
Scissors
hard back book
smaller book
Pic 2: I used 50 strands around a hard back book for the main body. The ends are tied off at the bottom. 35 strands of red for the hair, adding a couple for good measure, about 16 strands for the arms. Always good to do a couple of extra. You'll need some extra pieces about 10 inches long for tie offs. The thickness of the yarn determines the number of strands.
Pic 3: Tie the top and bottom with another piece of yarn. I suggest using a hardback book for the main body because of the small gap. Be careful sliding it off the book.
Pic 4: Tie off the head with a tight knot.
Double wrap all the knots before pulling them tight so they don't slip.
Pic 5: Braid the arms and tie them off. Cut off the ends, leaving 1-1.5" From tip to tip this is about 9 inches after braiding
Pic 6: Insert the arms into the gap between front & back.
Pic 7: Tie the waist - double-wrap the knot so it doesn't slip.
Pics 8-12: After the first time around creating the first X , you'll want to make a full rotation around the waist each time, so that the crosses are woven on the front.
Pic 14: After finishing, it will need adjusting. You can push them a little higher up on the shoulders and poof out the body a bit from behind to give her breast shapes to the sides of the X.
Pics 15-16: Fold the red hair in half and tie it onto the head with one of the long red strands.
Pic 17: You'll need to even up the ends & do some adjustments. I added a couple of braids also. Gently stroking her strands, will slowly relax the yarn (and you!) When you're done, anoint her with herbs or oils for Imbolc. I suggest holding her during some form of meditation.

Altar tip: If you're going to have her on your altar, please be very careful with the open flame. Not only is yarn flammable, but synthetic fibers can fuse to your skin if melted.
Blessed Be! )O(

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  • Step 1

    Red, white and green yarn.Thickness of yarn determines the number of strands needed.
    I used a dark red, forest green and ivory shade.
    Scissors
    hard back book
    smaller book

  • Step 2

    Pic 2: I used 50 strands around a hard back book for the main body. The ends are tied off at the bottom. 35 strands of red for the hair, adding a couple for good measure, about 16 strands for the arms. Always good to do a couple of extra. You'll need some extra pieces about 10 inches long for tie offs. The thickness of the yarn determines the number of strands.

  • Step 3

    Pic 3: Tie the top and bottom with another piece of yarn. I suggest using a hardback book for the main body because of the small gap. Be careful sliding it off the book.
    Pic 4: Tie off the head with a tight knot.
    Double wrap all the knots before pulling them tight so they don't slip.

  • Step 4

    Pic 5: Braid the arms and tie them off. Cut off the ends, leaving 1-1.5" From tip to tip this is about 9 inches after braiding
    Pic 6: Insert the arms into the gap between front & back.

  • Step 5

    Pic 7: Tie the waist - double-wrap the knot so it doesn't slip.

  • Step 6

    Pics 8-12: After the first time around creating the first X , you'll want to make a full rotation around the waist each time, so that the crosses are woven on the front.
    Pic 14: After finishing, it will need adjusting. You can push them a little higher up on the shoulders and poof out the body a bit from behind to give her breast shapes to the sides of the X.

  • Step 7

    Pics 15-16: Fold the red hair in half and tie it onto the head with one of the long red strands.
    Pic 17: You'll need to trim and even up the ends & do some adjustments. I added a couple of braids also. Gently stroking her strands, will slowly relax the yarn (and you!) When you're done, anoint her with herbs or oils for Imbolc. I suggest holding her during some form of meditation.

  • Step 8

    Altar tip: If you're going to have her on your altar, please be very careful with the open flame. Not only is yarn flammable, but synthetic fibers can fuse to your skin if melted.
    Blessed Be! )O(

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