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  • Introduction
  • Adjustment of Patterns
  • Materials
  • Stages of Working
  • Making a ball
  • LAMB
  • LION

Title: Cut Woolly Toys
Author: Elsie Mochrie, Ivy Penelope Roseaman
Publication Date: HC:1934,TPB:1971(10th edition)
Publisher: Dryad Press, Leicester, England
Page Count: 40
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 8 1/4" x 5 3/4"
ISBN: 852190514

PATTERN RATING:Star Rating There are 10 different pompom animals to make. The patterns are for the differently shaped bases that the pompoms are wound on in order to make the shaped pompoms needed for each animal. I've never seen anyone make anything but round pompoms, so this book is uniquely exciting and a great launch point for designing other animals. Most of the patterns are full-size, with a few half-size to fit into the book. I thought the lion and polar bear especially cool.

INSTRUCTION RATING:Star Rating Instructions are fairly easy to follow, despite not being broken down in clear stages, and there are diagrams and black-and-white photos throughout to help.

BONUS MECHANICS RATING:Star Rating This book gets a bonus star for thinking outside the round pompom to make some really interesting toys.

SUMMARY- This book was a donation to the bibliography from a wonderfully talented lady who shares my interest in these older books. (Thank you!) There are other pompom books, but none that I've seen are like this one - and it's nearly 80 years old from its first printing. If you want to try something different, or simply have yarn you're interested in using up quickly, this is a little treasure house. It's not so easy to find, though I imagine there are more copies floating around in the UK than there are in the states. I'd put this at the top of the pile of pompom craft books. Normally pompom toys leave me pretty flat, but this book is simply amazing! I don't know why they chose the bunny to put on the cover - it is one of the less sophisticated of the projects.

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