Hop Skip Jump : 20 Eco-friendly Toys to Sew
In Hop Skip Jump Fiona Dalton shows us how to make gorgeous soft toys using natural and repurposed materials. There's a raft of fun characters to sew, including Arnold the penguin, Doris the sausage dog and Harriet the tortoise. They're all beautifully designed; inspired by the handcrafted toys of yesteryear but with some modern twists. Making 'green' toys is a good choice for the environment and a great way to save money. With just an old woollen jacket, some second-hand linen or a fat quarter of organic cotton, you can make a unique, quality toy that will last for generations to come. With simple pattern, clear step-by-step instructions and detailed information about sourcing and using repurposed and sustainable materials, beginners and experienced crafters alike will find it's easy being green.
- Hardback | 142 pages
- 206 x 233 x 31mm | 890g
- 31 Oct 2011
- Penguin Books Australia
- Viking Australia
- Hawthorn, Australia
Fiona Dalton is a graphic designer and crafter who since 2004 has been unable to shake her addiction to designing and making soft toys. She is passionate about sewing with natural and repurposed fabrics. Her toy patterns have been included in numerous books, including the Softies (Penguin) series, and she has sold and exhibited her work throughout Australia, Europe and America. She lives in Adelaide with her husband, son and daughter. Visit her website at hopskipjump.net.au.