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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Foreward by Leslie Linder
  • Author's note
  • Introduction
  • PART ONE: THE ANIMALS
    • General Instructions
    • Special Processes:
      Preparing Wires
      Making Whiskers
      Starting and finishing off when embroidering details
      Needle modelling
      Tinting and shading
      Jointing
    • The rabbits:
      Peter Rabbit
      Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-tail
      Benjamin Bunny
      Benjamin Bunny Grown Up
      Mrs. Flopsy Bunny
    • The Flopsy Bunnies:
      No. 1
      No. 2
      No. 3
      No. 4
      No. 5
      No. 6
    • The pigs:
      Pigling Bland
      Alexander
      Pigling Bland sitting on his coppy stool
      Pig-wig
      Spot
      Aunt Pettitoes
    • The squirrels:
      Squirrel Nutkin
      Timmy Tiptoes
      Goody Tiptoes
    • The rats and mice:
      Samuel Whiskers
      Anna Maria
      The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe
      Hunca Munca
      Hunca Munca's Baby-a thimble toy
      Bed clothes for Hunca Munca's cradle
      Sleeping Babies-thimble toys
      Mrs. Tittlemouse
      Johnny Town-mouse
    • The cats and kittens:
      Tabitha Twitchit
      Cousin Ribby
      Moppet
      Mittens
      Tom Kitten
      Miss Moppet Miss
      Moppet's hassock
      Miss Moppet's mouse
    • Other Characters:
      Mrs. Tiggy-winkle
      Mrs. Tiggy-winkle's iron holder
      Other accessories of Mrs. Tiggy-winkle
      Mrs. Tiggy-winkle's rag rug
      Mr. Jeremy Fisher
      Jemima Puddle-duck
      Jemima Puddle-duck's babies
    • The Patterns
  • PART TWO: THE BASKETS
    • Introduction
    • Materials, Tools and Preparation
    • Working Methods:
      Wood bases
      Methods
      Handles
      Shaping
      Finishing
    • Using Wood Bases: Flopsy's basket
      Mopsy's basket
      Cotton-tail's basket
      Hunca Munca's cradle
      Hunca Munca's birdcage
    • Woven Round Bases:
      Cousin Ribby's visiting basket
      Mrs. Tittlemouse's basket
    • Woven Oval Bases:
      Benjamin Bunny's marketing basket
      Mrs. Tiggy-winkle's clothes basket
    • Using Raffia:
      Mrs. Tiggy-winkle's hassock
      Squirrel Nutkin's rush basket
      Mr. Jeremy Fisher's fishing creel
    • General Instructions
  • Pigling Bland's signpost
  • Coppy stool for Pig-wig and Pigling Bland
  • Pig-wig's chair
  • Squirrel Nutkin's raft
  • Anna Maria's wheelbarrow
  • Chair for The Old Woman who Lived in a Shoe
  • Hunca Munca's nursing chair
  • Cousin Ribby's umbrella handle
  • Mrs. Tiggy-winkle's table
  • Mrs. Tiggy-winkle's clothes-horse
  • Mrs. Tiggy-winkle's iron
  • The Plans
  • List of Plates
  • Talepiece

Title: Toys from the Tales of Beatrix Potter
Author: Margaret Hutchings
Publication Date: HC:1973
Publisher: Mills & Boon Ltd., London
Page Count: 316
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 10" x 7 3/4"
ISBN: 0263061027

PATTERN RATING:Star Rating All of the patterns are full-size, and while the grainline arrows and seam allowances are missing, there is a good amount of markings to aid the crafter otherwise. Mrs. Hutchings uses the old A-B-C method of marking. There are a lot of patterns here, as you can see from the table of contents, and they are all grouped together in a section at the end of the main chapters.

INSTRUCTION RATING:Star Rating The instructions are broken down into numbered steps and have some illustration to go with them.

SUMMARY- If you're looking to make up Beatrix Potter characters, you can't go wrong with this book - so long as you already have some experience in toy-making. Margaret Hutchings' designs are not for the novice beginner, but they are something to aspire to.