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Pocket Pompoms by Sachiyo Ishii

  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BB Hardback
  • Publication: 01 June 2019
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782217237
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Carton Qty: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 155x215 mm
  • Illustrations: 300
  • Pages: 112
  • RRP Price: £9.99


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, page 24

Dog step by step, page 28

Projects 32

Fox, page 34

Bunny, page 37

Panda, page 40

Mouse, page 43

Owl, page 46

Brown Bear, page 48

Cat, page 50

Lovebirds, page 52

Teddy Bear, page 54

Hedgehog, page 56

Koala Bear, page 58

Seal Pup, page 60

Pufferfish, page 62

Hamster, page 65

Spider, page 68

Robin, page 70

Dog, page 72

Sheep, page 74

Chicken & chick, page 76

Bumblebee, page 78

Ladybird, page 80

Caterpillar, page 82

Turtle, page 84

Snail, page 87 Squirrel, page 90 Penguin, page 93

Dolphin, page 96 Pig, page 98

Duck & Duckling, page 100

Hummingbird, page 102

Toucan, page 104

Crab & Hermit Crab, page 107

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

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