35 cute pompom animals, birds, sea creatures and insects to make from the creative design of Sachiyo Ishii.
Pompoms are totally on trend and, coupled with Sachiyo Ishii’s ridiculously cute creatures, 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. All the pompoms can be made from scraps of yarn in your stash and the designs use only small amounts. You can use plastic pompom makers or the traditional cardboard ring technique.
Sachiyo’s delightful designs include a ladybug, 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.
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… More about Sachiyo Ishii
Ishii, known for her numerous miniature-knitting books, focuses this time on creating little creatures using pompoms: exceedingly adorable faunae that include mammals, insects, fish, birds, and more. In addition to crafting the pompoms themselves, instructions are provided for how to assemble each of the 35 creatures and how to needle felt, sew, and embroider features such as ears and faces. While the book is written for a grown-up reader, the creatures will no doubt be appealing to youngsters and Ishii notes that those apprehensive about using sharp needle felting tools could use glue to attach those features instead. — Anne Heidemann