Feather is a great material from which you canmake a large number of original and useful things. We bring to your attention a few patterns of handicrafts, with which you beautifully and stylishly decorate your house or office. A beautiful image of a colorful tailless horse can often be found on various foreign websites on the Internet. It is a national symbol and a great pride of Sweden - horse Dala. However, recently it began to gain popularity in the post-Soviet space. And this was expected. Its simple form, bright traditional Swedish colors make its image very attractive, especially for the manufacture of hand-made articles. Such toys will appeal not only to young children, but also to adults, because it is also an excellent decoration of home decor. And since 2014 is the year of the Horse, let's conduct it beautifully. To make a flat figure of such a horseyou need to make a lot of effort. Very quickly and easily, literally in the evening, you can make such a craft using a felt of bright color. Despite the fact that this is a very simple figure, on its basis you can make a huge number of unique jewelry and toys. For this you need to use all your imagination and creativity, and by all means you will succeed. To begin with, we'll make the simplest hand-craft in the form of the traditional Swedish horse Dala. We will manufacture a pendant for a festive Christmas tree. Take a little felt, choose color if you want. Cut out of it two identical details of the horse's silhouette. For example, you can take the presented pattern. Fasten both parts with a safety pin, before doing so, be sure to insert the satin ribbon in the shape of a loop. To give the toy volume, it is best to use a sintepon or a holofiber. Gently sweep the parts around the edges using a hand-stitched seam. That's all. This is the easiest and fastest in making a craft. Even your child can easily do it on his own. Let's move on to more complex and originaloptions. We will make a New Year's garland with such felt pendants. Make a few toys-pendants in the form of a horse Dala it is desirable to use different colors, so that in the end result there was an original garland. Through ready-made pendants, poke a long rope, between the horses you can insert other New Year's elements, like snowflakes or fir-trees. Then the handicraft will be even better to convey the New Year atmosphere. Before that, we did the most simple horses, notdoing their outer decor. Let's now make the craft more colorful and elegant. For example, you can use conventional braid. First, cut two identical parts of the horse Dala. On each of the parts sew a braid-snake, use a color that does not get lost on the background of the horse's body. Attach the ribbons with a suture "forward needle". The thread of the mulina is better to choose in the color of our horse. Now select a different color for the floss thread and sweep our artwork with the "forward needle" seam, stepping back from the edges of the toy by three millimeters. Traditionally, the image of Dahl's horse is signedoriginal floral patterns. You can choose this option, in any case, the toy will be very colorful and nice. That's all. Doing such a toy is not difficult and pleasant, but in the end you get a great decoration. The traditional color of the Swedish horse is red. But we can try to make a horse-suspension from white felt, and sew all the adornments for it using the "back needle" seam. This craft is no less charming and elegant. Believe me, this version of the toy has the right toExistence. Since the blue horse is a symbol of the outgoing New Year, we suggest making our Dala out of blue felt. The toy will certainly come out very nice. As in the previous versions, we will decorate this model with braid-snake, and the other additional elements will be sewn with the seam "forward needle". And to sum up all the crafts using the image of the horse Dala, we offer a new-year-old pendant made of felt in traditional colors. Also the appearance of the craft will be decorated with hand embroidery. To make such a toy you must firstprint out a pattern in which the embroidery scheme is indicated. Transfer the pattern to our felt red, and then cut out two exactly the same parts of the horse. Embroidery is always done manually, only in this case the toy will look beautiful and elegant. To denote manes and blankets, it is worth using small stitches and a "back needle" seam. The bridle is embroidered with a tambour seam, but the girth is best obtained with a decorative seam "loop". Slowly sweep the pieces of the figure with a stitch. A string of mulina must be in tone. Do not forget to fill your toy with a filler, like a sintepon, before you sew it through. After that, carefully attach a small narrow ribbon or cord in the form of a loop so that the toy can be hung on the branch of the tree or whatever you want. That's all. A pendant-toy in the form of a traditional horse Daly is ready. Using this Swedish symbol, you can easily make a large number of different crafts. The main thing is to use all your imagination at full power. Another piece that can be made from felt, and which will certainly be useful in your home, is a needle bed. It is practical, and in addition bright, original and very nice. Moreover, it is quite easy to sew such a thing. Let's start making an excellent needle bed of felt in the form of a piece of cheese. To make this craft, you will needsuch materials: acrylic felt (its thickness is not more than 3 millimeters, the color is bright yellow and lemon), threads of a mule (for the color of fabrics), sharp scissors and a needle, and also a piece of thick foam. According to the presented pattern, cut out all the necessary details. We need: two details of the side of the craft, one back, two details of the top and bottom side of the needle bed, four elements for large holes in the cheese, and six details of small holes on the cheese. The presented pattern already takes into account the necessary allowances for the seams. If desired, you can make the size of the needle bed and smaller than in our example. If you decide to make a craft with your parameters, then keep in mind that large and small holes in the cheese should be five millimeters larger in diameter than the same holes on the side parts of our beds. When making a pattern, we should also pay attention to the fact that out of lemon yellow felt we cut out the details of the side of our craft, and from the bright yellow material we will produce all the other necessary elements. From the inside of the side piece, place the large and small circles on the holes. They must completely cover the holes in the tissue. Sew the circles from the front of the craft. Use the "back needle" seam and the lemon-colored mulina thread. When working, be sure to step back a half millimeter from the edges of the part. Using the same method, sew the remaining circles to the second side piece. Place the side pieces on top of each other face-to-face, and then sew them on one side with a hand-stitched seam, using a lemon-colored thread floss. In the finished product this seam will be in the sharp part of our cheese from felt. Using a bright yellow thread, a mulina folded in half, fasten the top and bottom of the needle bed to the elements of the side piece with a stitching seam. All sharp corners of bright yellow details should be on the bottom and on top of the seam which connects the side pieces of our bed. Attach the back part to the upper seamparts. Make all the seams very carefully so that the hand-made is more beautiful. Using patterns for the top and bottom parts of the needle bed, cut out the required size foam. Then turn the workpiece inside out, inside out, inside out, and place our filler inside. If you can not find a wide enough foam rubber, you can use holofiber or sintepon instead. There is no significant difference in this. Connect the back part of the craft to the side details using a hidden seam. That's all. Appetizing piece of cheese is ready. If desired, you can decorate it with a small wool mouse, which ran to feast. Now you have not only a beautiful hand-made article, but also a place for a lot of sharp needles and pins.