World of Knitted Toys

World of Knitted Toys

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Knitted in two sizes 'clutch', perfect for a child's hand to hold, and 'cuddle', big enough to be hugged these cheerful, cuddly animals are just waiting to become someone's best friend. Each of the seven chapters takes you to a different part of the world. Choose from a colourful parrot, a friendly dolphin or a prowling tiger in the jungle, or stay closer to home with a cat, ducks and chickens from the farmland scene. As well as the animals, you can make the people who live with them from an Australian sheep farmer to a Canadian mountie. Each knitted person comes with a collection of clothes and accessories to provide hours of make believe play for your child. Beautifully illustrated in colour photography, every design is easy to knit. With plenty of helpful guidance, easy-to-read patterns and advice on creating just the right expression on each face, even newcomers to this popular and rewarding craft will find it simple to produce a toy that is sure to become a firm favourite.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 193 x 263 x 7.11mm | 635g
  • Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 48 colour halftones, 40 line illustrations, index
  • 0715312243
  • 9780715312247
  • 139,434

Table of contents

Introduction Materials and Equipment Basic Techniques: knitting; embroidery; decorative touches, making up the toys; abbreviations Basic Person Pattern Choosing a Project: In the Jungle Australian Outback Down on the Farm The Deep Blue Sea Forest Friends On Safari The Snowy Regions Pattern Vanations Suppliers Acknowledgement Index
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About Kath Dalmeny

Kath Dalmeny's flair for design has resulted in several of her charming knitted toys being featured in well known magazines such as Creative Ideas. Her highly original approach has made her a winner both with knitting enthusiasts with a sense of fun and with the children who receive her toy animals and gifts. Kath lives in Devon and works for Schumacher College, an international centre for ecological studies based in Dartington.
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2 6% (9)
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