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Pocket Pompoms: 35 Little Woolly Creatures to Make

Sachiyo Ishii

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Search Press Ltd
01 June 2019
Art & Architecture; Handicrafts, decorative arts & crafts
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.
By:   Sachiyo Ishii
Imprint:   Search Press Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 215mm,  Width: 155mm,  Spine: 11mm
Weight:   405g
ISBN:   9781782217237
ISBN 10:   1782217231
Pages:   112
Publication Date:   01 June 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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 and spinning, among other crafts. She has authored a number of titles for Search Press and her work regularly appears in knitting magazines. Sachiyo lives in Sussex with her husband and two sons. Visit her website at www.knitsbysachi.com

Reviews for Pocket Pompoms: 35 Little Woolly Creatures to Make

Yesterday I had the luxury of a train journey by myself and I knew exactly what I wanted to read! A few weeks ago I was gifted a copy of 35 cute pompom animals, birds, sea creatures and insects to make. I had a quick look through and couldn't wait to try making something from one of the tutorials. Pocket Pompoms: 35 cute little woolly creatures to make Before my journey I made sure to flick through the projects and pack some basic equipment. I've made a few pom poms before using cardboard (the old fashioned way!) as well as a Clover pom pom maker. The book contains 35 designs for animals, birds, sea creatures, bees and other insects accompanied by clear, step-by-step instructions. With Halloween coming up I decided to make the spider, so picked up my pom pom maker, wool and scissors. I couldn't find any black wool so substituted brown wool and picked up a small scrap of white for the eyes. I read through the Introduction and Techniques before starting. The pom pom maker was easy to use and it didn't take long to make the spider. I removed it from the maker and gave it a little trim. Unfortunately I didn't have any beads for eyes, nor wire for legs so I used black straws instead! My children thought it was hilarious! The book is really lovely and I love the idea of making a whole menagerie of animals with wool and a little imagination. 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. Pocket Pompoms: 35 cute little woolly creatures to make by Sachiyo Ishii is published by Search Press. -- Jenny Kearney * The GingerBread House * Pompoms are so easy and fun to make, not to mention a great way to use up your yarn stash. Choose from 35 cute pompom creatures to make, including a ladybird, fox, hummingbird, hamster, dolphin and a hedgehog, with clear, step-by-step instructions to guide you. * Crafts Beautiful * This book is great! It has very clear instructions on how to make the pompoms, and explains how to do it with different types of pompom makers. There are diagrams which clearly show how to put the wool onto the pompom maker to get the correct colour layering to create the animals, and there are little templates to show how to make ears, etc. You will need a felting needle and a couple of other felting bits to create facial features, etc, which is a new skill for me, but I am sure with a bit of creativity it would be possible to make the faces in a different way if felting felt a bit daunting, although again, very easy to follow pictures of how to create the face bits to finish off the lovely animals. Also, this is a great was to stash bust all those little left over ends of wool. With a baby on the way, I plan on making a baby mobile of little pompom animals to hang over the cot, but I am sure that younger children right through to adults would love to have a go at making these little animals. -- Lizzie Copeland This book is fantastic. Easy to follow instructions to make cute little pets for everyone and anyone. I'm particularly in love with the hamster. -- Pam Hockin This book comes with easy to follow instructions and really nice illustrations for each of the 35 creatures. The introduction carefully explains how to make the pompoms using different things, and also explains the needle felting process needed to add the features to your creations. It also tells all the items needed for the projects. A good book for both the beginner and those with experience. -- Lynne Harvey This book comes with easy to follow instructions and really nice illustrations for each of the 35 creatures. The introduction carefully explains how to make the pompoms using different things, and also explains the needle felting process needed to add the features to your creations. It also tells all the items needed for the projects. A good book for both the beginner and those with experience. -- Mrs Lynne Harvey * Customer Review * This little book is fantastic. The instructions are very clear and easy to follow with words and pictures. I absolutely LOVE this little book. It is a must have and I would thoroughly recommend it to everyone. -- Mabel Newman


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