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About Sachiyo Ishii
Sachiyo Ishii was born and raised in Japan. She was a money broker on Wall Street and in London before discovering the joy of handicraft after her second son was born. She learned dressmaking and Waldorf doll making and has been designing and creating dolls and toys ever since. She teaches knitting, doll making, wet and dry felting, sewing, crochet, spinning, hand dyeing, Japanese doll making and paper crafts to adults and children. She has authored a number of titles for Search Press, including Mini Knitted Safari, Mini Knitted Woodland and Mini Knitted Toys. Her work has appeared in knitting and parenting magazines and her knitted toys are very popular. She believes everyone should be involved in some kind of creative activity and loves sharing the joy of craft with as many people as possible. Sachiyo lives in Sussex with her husband and two sons.
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This collection of beautiful blooms will give you something colourful all year round: knit a spring bunch of daffodils, a summer bouquet of roses, a display of autumn-flowering anemones and a festive poinsettia.
There are 20 projects to choose from, including: an intricate peony; a colourful freesia; a delicate viola; the iconic English rose; and the distinctive Scotch thistle. The projects contain an appealing mix of yarns, colours, techniques and textures, and feature both flat and 3D styles. They can be used as brooches, keyrings, or to decorate purses and handbags. There is also a knitted vase to make for your bouquet.
This fantastic little hardback project book, in a handy pocket-size format is part of the All-New Twenty to Make series.
Have fun with the Japanese art of amigurumi and crochet 40 fabulous dolls in a variety of outfits.
Choose from firefighters, knights, police officers and baseball players, or maybe you'd prefer to make a cute doll dressed as a bumblebee, bunny rabbit, angel or princess, or celebrate some traditional folk costumes from around the world. Whether you are making a unique gift to mark a birthday, wedding, Christmas or Easter, or a special reward for passing an exam or joining a sports team, there will be a doll in this collection that will be the perfect fit.
Each project is based on one of three basic doll designs – ranging from approximately 8-13 cm (3-5 inches) tall. These basic patterns are presented at the start of the book, along with information on how to sew up your dolls, stuff them, and add their facial features and hairstyles. Only a few basic crochet stitches are needed, and these delightful dolls are perfect for using up scraps of yarn from your stash.
Dive into the wonderful world of innovative knitter, Sachiyo Ishii and create an ocean of fishy friends. This charming book contains over 30 fun, simple knitting patterns for a range of cute and cuddly underwater characters. Create simple nautical knits such as dolphins, whales, clownfish and sharks, and then try your hand at larger maritime toys, including a fishing vessel, a ship’s crew, some magical mermaids and a yellow submarine. The book is suitable for knitters of all skill levels, and all the patterns require only small amounts of readily available yarn. The book also contains a useful techniques section with step-by-step instructions for the necessary techniques, including stuffing and sewing up figures, creating crocheted fins, and all the embroidery stitches needed to create the facial features and details.
We all love Christmas! This gorgeous little knitting book by the ever-popular Sachiyo Ishii contains irresistibly cute knitted Christmas toys for knitters of all abilities. All the projects are accompanied by a clear, easy-to-follow pattern and fun photography. There is a useful page of basic techniques at the start of the book, including making up, stuffing and simple, decorative surface stitching.
These lovely mini knits range from a polar bear, angel, penguin and robin to a Christmas pudding, bauble, snowman and Santa with his sack – and many more cute and quirky Christmas ideas, all bursting with character.
All the projects are beautifully made and exquisitely designed, and very easy to make. They make perfect gifts and will delight young and old alike.
In this guide for knitters of all abilities, Sachiyo Ishii shares twenty original projects including a baby penguin, a koala bear, a guinea pig and a squirrel. Exquisitely designed and easy to make, these fleecy creatures make perfect gifts to delight young and old alike.
All the projects are accompanied by clear instructions and detailed photography. Ishii also includes a handy overview of basic techniques, including making up, stuffing and decorative surface stitching.
Bestselling author Sachiyo Ishii gives us mini knitted astronauts, planets, satellites, moon buggies, aliens and a whole host of astro-animals such as dogs, bunnies, elephants and giraffes. Knit your own fabulous cosmos with this delightful book! All the projects are quick and relatively simple to make, with very easy techniques to follow. There is a step-by-step section on how to sew the figures and animals together and the patterns are all suitable for competent beginners.
Including full-size templates and more than 40 simple knitting patterns, this is all you need to make your very own knitted cosmos.
Make your own collection of irresistibly cute knitted animals in soft, fleecy yarn. This gorgeous knitting book for knitters of all abilities by Sachiyo Ishii contains 20 lovely projects including a baby penguin, a koala bear, a guinea pig and a squirrel. All the projects are accompanied by clear, easy-to-follow patterns and photography. There is a useful page of basic techniques at the start of the book, including making up, stuffing, and simple, decorative surface stitching.
These lovely mini knits are all bursting with character and feel extra soft and snuggly.
All the projects are exquisitely designed and very easy to make. They make perfect gifts and will delight young and old alike.
Let your imagination run wild with the latest title from innovative knitter, Sachiyo Ishii. This charming book contains over 30 fun, simple knitting patterns for a range of cute and cuddly toys. Create simple playthings such as animals, cars, trains, fairies and cupcakes, and then try your hand at larger toy sets, including a castle under siege, an alien invasion, a prehistoric play-scene and a fairytale cottage complete with magical characters! The book is suitable for knitters of all skill levels, and all the patterns require only small amounts of readily available yarn. The book also contains a useful techniques section containing step-by-step instructions for the necessary techniques, including stuffing and sewing up figures, creating knitted eyes and i-cords, and all the embroidery stitches needed to create the facial features and details.
What could be cuter than a woolly pompom creature? With Sachiyo Ishii’s ridiculously loveable pocket-size creations, you have all the ingredients of a fabulous, fun book! There are 35 imaginative designs for animals, birds, sea creatures, bees and other insects accompanied by clear, step-by step instructions.
With sections on materials, tools and basic techniques, you have all you need to get you started. Learn how to make the pompoms, attach them to each other and needle felt on features such as faces, ears, arms and legs – adding the features is where their characters really come to life! All the pompoms can be made from scraps of yarn in your stash and each design uses only small amounts. You can be up-to-the-minute with plastic pompom makers or keep it traditional with the cardboard ring technique.
Sachiyo’s delightful designs include a ladybird, a fox, a hummingbird, a hamster, a dolphin and a hedgehog. With beautiful photographs to show off these charming pompom creations, this is sure to delight young and old alike.
Knitters of all skill levels will love to make this charming, fun mini woodland scene. Sachiyo Ishii has created 28 delightful mini knitted creatures along with a forest floor play mat, mushrooms, trees, treestumps and a gnome with a toadstool house to complete the scene. The animals only require small amounts of readily available yarn. They are easy to knit, and follow one of two basic sewing-up techniques, both of which are clearly shown using step-by-step photography. There are clear, simple knitting patterns and step-by-step photographs and instructions for all the other techniques, including the stuffing methods and the embroidery needed for the features and details. Simple crochet instructions are given as well, for optional crochet elements within the book, such as treestumps and ponds for the forest floor.
Making your own decorations in the run-up to Christmas has never been more popular! In this delightful book, well-known crafter Sachiyo Ishii shows you how to make fabulously cute and quirky felt ornaments to adorn your home during the festive season. Ready-made felt is easy to come by and a joy to work with, and with 30 easy-to-make projects to choose from, the most difficult part will be deciding which to make! Choose from a host of tree decorations, from traditional baubles to fun penguins and a snowman; as well as larger projects that include Santa Claus complete with sleigh and reindeer; a yule log with little mini bakers; a stunning gingerbread house that looks good enough to eat; a felt holly wreath; and the complete Christmas Story. All the techniques and stitches you need are explained carefully through clear, step-by-step photographs at the beginning of the book, and all the templates are provided at the back. This wonderful book is a feast of ideas and inspiration for a creative Christmas.
In this latest book in in the highly successful 20 to Make series, best-selling author Sachiyo Ishii has ventured into the world of crochet and created 20 adorable, amigurumi-style toys and animals. The patterns are both easy and fun to make, and suitable for crocheters of all skill levels. All the patterns are no more than around 10cm (4in) tall, and are made with just one size crochet hook (3mm/UK 11 US C2).