Author(s): Sachiyo Ishii
Charms and dangles are popular fashion accessories, used to decorate purses, bags, mobile phones, and so on. In this book, Sachiyo provides patterns for 20 different designs - all in her distinctive, cute and fun style. All the projects are really quick and easy to make - each one can be made in just 15 minutes! They are therefore great for passing the time on a journey or when you have a few minutes to spare, and are small enough to carry around in your handbag. They are great for using up scraps of yarn too, and they make ideal little gifts for family, friends and boy or girlfriends. There are ice cream cones, beach huts, strawberries and mushrooms, as well as love hearts, owls, cat and mouse, and stars, to name a few. There are lots of different charms to choose from and you can choose your own colours to make them your own. These charming dangles are great fun to make and cute little gifts to give. Knit one, pop it on a charm strap - or even a suction cap to dangle in your car - and use!
Sachiyo was raised in Japan, and is now living in East Grinstead with her husband and two teenage boys. She learned dressmaking and Waldorf doll making while she was living in Japan and she has been designing and making dolls for fourteen years. Her work has appeared in knitting magazines and she makes and sells crafts at fairs and shops - where her work is very popular. She teaches a variety of crafts to children and adults including doll making, wet and dry felting, sewing, knitting, crochet, spinning and hand dyeing. Sachiyo has a strong on-line presence, with her own blog: knitsbysachi.wordpress.com and Facebook page: Knits by Sachi. She sells her patterns on Etsy and Folksy, and also shows some of her work on Ravelry.
Hats: Irish with 4-leaf clover and Stars and Stripes, Beach hut, Hearts, Macaroon, Sheep, Stars, Gloves/Socks, Ice cream cones, Strawberry/acorn, Dice, Pair of baby bootees, Monkey, Mushrooms, Red Riding Hood and Bunny, Candies, Cat and Mouse, Owl, Fish, Plane, Basketball/beach ball