Val Pierce's passion for knitting began when her father taught her to knit at the age of five. Later in life she began home knitting for yarn manufacturers, and since then she has made a huge range of items, from evening dresses to teddy bears. She later began designing items of her own, and before long Val's designs were appearing regularly in national knitting and crochet magazines. She also teaches knitting, as well as a range of other needlecrafts, to both adults and children. Val lives and works in Shropshire.
January 2015 Spring is fast approaching and what is more ideal than making a beautiful rabbit as a gift. Or why not get the book in time to make this beautiful Valentines Rabbit for a loved one. I can't believe the difference in each of the designs. Who knew that rabbits could look so amazingly different and beautiful. I love the fact there is a rabbit for every occasion. Whether it's a gift for a wedding, baby shower, Christmas, Easter or Halloween. These 20 easy knitting patterns are in knitted format. They are easy to follow with clear pictures to show you how to put the rabbit together. With everything from little Jelly Bunnies to egg cozies you are sure to find a cute rabbit you want to make for someone. Which would you make first? Little Red wants me to make him the garden bunny. :-) I love this book. You have so many choices and with a bunny for every occasion I'll be making quite a few as presents. To see this review in full with accompanying pictures go to http://www.crochetaddictuk.com/2015/01/knitted-rabbits-book-review.html * Crochet Addict UK * June/July 2015 Knitted rabbits are often the toy of choice for children, so it makes sense to have a stash of good patterns! Val comes to the rescue with her collection of bunnies, some classic, some quirky, but all undeniably cute. Each pattern has a shopping list and useful notes to guide you through the making process. As you'd expect from such a renowned knitting author, Val explains everything so clearly, and her passion for knitting shines through in her adorable patterns. * Knit Today * May 2015 If you love knitting toys to gift or keep, you will adore this release by Search Press. Knitted Rabbits by Val Pierce takes you through 20 gorgeous bunny patterns for every level of knitter. Choose from quick projects such as finger puppets and egg cosies, bunnies you can hold in the palm of your hand to full-sized rabbits packed with personality and make someone's day. You can even knit a bunny for Valentine's Day or even Halloween! Each pattern within the hardback book is accompanied by full-colour photographs showing the project at different angles. The instructions are clear and a handy, concise guide to techniques is included at the beginning. At just GBP9.99 this is a fabulous book that rabbit lovers or knitters looking for their next creative project will love * Make it Shabby * April 2015 Ballerina bunnies, bridal bunnies and baby bunnies. There are four-footed thumpers galore in Val Pierce's book. Stripy ones, tweedy ones, fluffy ones and ones in dungarees and dresses, her furry, floppy-eared toy designs will hop straight into the heart of any rabbit fan! Every one has its own distinct character. And because Val knows her creations will be especially popular with kids, she's included a pattern that's quick and simple enough for children to knit themselves, or for anyone new to the craft and looking to cut their teeth on a straightforward project. The book is dedicated to rabbit loves everywhere. And with a cuteness factor that's off the scale, it could make a rabbit love of just about anyone. * Woman's Weekly *