Author(s): Lan-Anh Bui
This title presents 20 projects for weird and wonderful creatures inspired by traditional Japanese monsters, 'bakemono'. This is a book to amuse and delight from UK authors. The craze for crocheting cute characters was born in Japan and now everyone can discover the appeal of this latest art form. Bakemono are traditional monsters of Japanese culture; the word literally means 'changing things' and legends are full of animals and humans transforming into something bizarre. This has inspired the authors of "Crochet Bakemono" to create 20 weird and wonderful creatures that are all about transition to another form, to amuse and delight. The instructions are simple to follow and are accompanied by innovative, easy-to-read charts, as well as a techniques section that explains the basic skills needed.
Josephine Wan and Lan-Anh Bui are the authors of GMC's hugely successful title in the Cozy series, Amigurumi, published and reprinted in 2010 and again in 2011. They both started working with wool and cotton at an early age, gaining skills in crocheting and knitting and the art of Amigurumi. Both Jo and Lan-Anh lead a double life, working in the finance sector in London's Canary Wharf by day and designing, crocheting and knitting in their spare time. Both live and work close to London.