Use them to decorate your clothes and accessories, to give as gifts - or to decorate your gift wrap and greetings cards - and to collect as a creative display piece.
These entrancing little beasts are thoughtfully displayed in a directory at the front of the book. Choose from winged insects and flying fancies, hanging horrors, cute ladybugs and perfect honeybees, tropical terrors and backyard favourites.
Each critter is cross-referenced to a complete pattern and/or chart at the back of the book, with information on stuffing, finishing and yarn requirements: plus helpful hints on creating iridescence and translucent wings. You'll also find a mixture of fun and fabulous ideas for using the creatures in a range of styles and settings: children's designs, quirky homewares, and elegant fashion accessories.
Lesley Stanfield is a long-time hand-knitting designer and has been the knitting editor of several women's magazines. She has produced a number of books on knitting and crochet. She lives and works in Whitstable, Kent.
Butterflies, moths and caterpillars Bees, beetles, ladybugs and dragonflies Small frog and lizard Crab, seaweed, coral and shells Mushrooms, toadstools, leaves, wild flowers, berries and nuts Birds, chicks, eggs, feathers and nests