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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BB Hardback
  • Publication: 17 May 2019
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782217237
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 155x215 mm
  • Illustrations: 300
  • Pages: 112
  • RRP Price: £9.99
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Pocket Pompoms


35 little woolly creatures to make by Sachiyo Ishii

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Book Description

35 cute pompom animals, birds, sea creatures and insects to make.

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction 8
Materials & tools 10
Techniques 14
Monkey step by step 24
Dog step by step 28
Projects 32
Fox 34
Bunny 37
Panda 40
Mouse 43
Owl 46
Brown Bear 48
Cat 50
Lovebirds 52
Teddy Bear 54
Hedgehog 56
Koala Bear 58
Seal Pup 60
Pufferfish 62
Hamster 65
Spider 68
Robin 70
Dog 72
Sheep 74
Chicken & chick 76
Bumblebee 78
Ladybird 80
Caterpillar 82
Turtle 84
Snail 87
Squirrel 90
Penguin 93
Dolphin 96
Pig 98
Duck & Duckling 100
Hummingbird 102
Toucan 104
Crab & Hermit Crab 107
Ostrich 109
Index 112

About the Author

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 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


Crafts Beautiful

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. 

Customer Review

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.

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