Classic fairytale characters come to life in the form of walkabouts with this book from designer Anita Wheeless. Walkabout characters are adorable knitted and felted puppets. Adults and children alike will love simply sliding their fingers into the hollow legs of these storybook stars to act out their favorite roles. The designs include Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf, Mary and her little Lamb, Hansel and Gretel with the Witch, The Gingerbread Man, and Humpty Dumpty. All of the characters are knitted with wool yarn on double-pointed needles, with embellishments added after felting. Instruction book comes with an audio CD of the classic stories and nursery rhymes related to the characters.
|Publisher:||Leisure Arts, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Anita Wheeless taught herself to knit in January 2003 while waiting for her children at a scholastic chess tournament. After knitting so many scarves that she didn't have enough necks to put them on, she realized that she wanted to make toys-vintage-style toys from children's book illustrations. Inspired, she combined knitting-in-the-round with a love of felting to create her charming walkabouts.