Welcome the Woodland Toys by Emma Varnam

Thursday 6th June 2019


We love making toys, they are such satisfying projects, so we are delighted to launch a collection of gorgeous toys, specially created by our Blogstar, Emma Varnam. woodland group 2The collection, called Woodland toys, features a cheeky owl a speedy hare, a family of super-cute mice, a bonny badger and a happy fox, all crocheted in Life DK. These are small toys which you can make quickly and would make perfect gifts for treasured children. We love Emma’s toy designs, so we are particularly thrilled that she has been able to create these lovely toys for us. We think the crocheters among you are going to love them as well. mice group 1Emma told us where the inspiration for these characters came from: “When I was a little girl I loved to dress up my toys and think of grand imaginary adventures we could have.  For a long time, I have wanted to design toys which reflect our beautiful countryside and our native wild animals.” fox and badgerEmma has used Life DK for the projects balancing the nepp shades with more vivid colours for their accessories and clothes. This versatile yarn is perfect for toys and is machine washable. bunny having a think“Making toys for young children is one of my greatest joys. The aim is to create a cuddly best friend who can go on wild adventures, part of our imagination and then cuddle up at bedtime as daydreams become sweet dreams,” says Emma. The Woodland Toys leaflets are available from your local yarn shop or online store.