Over the past few months I have been honing my knitting and sewing skills; compiling a collection of books and drawing inspiration and knowledge from them.
Here are some examples of the knitted creations I have been experimenting with including reference to the books they are from:
|Chucky the Chicken|
This was the very first knitted toy that I made. Chucky is from Rowan's "the organic cotton kids collection" pattern book. I just love her dangly knotted-kneed legs!
Ellie and Cedric are from "Knitted Toy Tales" by Laura Long. They were very easy to knit and the texturing and appliqué adornments are lovely touches which bring these gorgeous toys to life. They just love brightening up my desk and keeping me company at work!
|Teeny Tiny Snail|
These two are from a fantastic book and website that I recently discovered – "Mochimochi".This designer, Anna Hrachovec, takes inspiration from Japanese Kawaii illustration and her little figures are just adorable. There is a lot to be learnt from these patterns and I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in knitted toys and learning to develop their own designs.