From Madonna and Jackie O to Che Guevara and Chairman Mao, here are step-by-step instructions for creating gorgeous, eerily life-like knitted dolls of 25 legends of the screen, music, sports, and history. Read more...
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From Madonna and Jackie O to Che Guevara and Chairman Mao, here are step-by-step instructions for creating gorgeous, eerily life-like knitted dolls of 25 legends of the screen, music, sports, and history.
Including everyone from Mr. T and Elvis Presley to Gandhi, and Queen Elizabeth II, and even King Kong, "Knitted Icons "is full of memorable personalities and easy-to-use patterns. Each doll measures a substatial 10 inches tall--suitable for posing on your desk, bookshelf, or doll display of your choice.
Every finished doll is photographed in glorious full-color and accompanied by biographical background sidebars, along with evocative quotes from the icons themselves.
If you've hitherto resisted the knitting craze, Knitted Icons may convert you yet. Author Carol Meldrum cleverly amplifies one or two signature characteristics of 25 cultural giants of the 20th century and adds them to a basic doll body. Among her best: Gandhi, the Beatles (early and Sgt. Pepper era), Einstein with hair standing on end, Bob Marley with dreads and cap, "Jailhouse Rock" Elvis (and later Elvis with sneer and white jumpsuit), Che Guevara with beret and distinctive facial hair, Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly (the dress and accessories are stellar) and Madonna in pink conical bra c. 1990. Definitely judge this little book by its perfect Rolling Stone parodying cover.