Dream Toys: A Collection of Knit and Crochet Fantastical Toys

Dream Toys: A Collection of Knit and Crochet Fantastical Toys


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Dream Toys: A Collection of Knit and Crochet Fantastical Toys by Claire Garland

Claire Garland has created a fantastical collection of five knitted dolls and their playtime companions, plus charming accessories to complete the fantasy. Each item is small and easy to make with added trims and some simple embroidered details—each a fairy tale in the making. Beautifully and imaginatively photographed in full color, this fabulously fun and original book appeals to knitters of all ages. Complete step-by-step instructions for each project, with full instructions on all the techniques needed are included. The projects have been designed with both girls and boys in mind, including:

Fairy Dream: a fanciful flower fairy floats on her multi color cushion and plays with her magical unicorn.

Enchanted Land: a princess with an enchanting wardrobe with her castle and a pony bedecked with jewels.

Wild West Trail: a cowboy and his faithful steed "Silver" - with a 10-gallon hat and knitted saddle.

Magical Waterworld: a dreamy mermaid frolics with her pet dolphin and fishy friend.

The original and utterly charming toys in this book offer projects that will delight knitters— both experienced and novice— who are looking for creative small projects suitable for gift giving. All items are either knitted or crocheted, and are guaranteed to please any child -or child at heart -on a knitter's gift list.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312359959
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 10/31/2006
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 8.07(w) x 9.97(h) x 0.37(d)

About the Author

CLAIRE GARLAND has spent her career living out her childhood dream: designing toys, dolls, bedding and tapestry for children. She has created tapestry kits for Primavera, which are exported around the world, as well as her own line of knitted dolls, or Dot Pebble Knitted Dolls, distributed in individual kits at www.dotpebbles.com. She is the author of Knitted Babes published in the U.K. and the U.S. in 2005 and Embroidered Treasures (Mitchell Beazley, 2005). For more information on Claire visit www.knittedbabes.com.

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