Sachiyo Ishii was born and raised in Japan. She was a money broker on Wall Street and in London before discovering the joy of handicraft after her second son was born. She learned dressmaking and Waldorf doll making and has been designing and creating dolls and toys ever since. She teaches knitting, doll making, wet and dry felting, sewing, crochet and spinning, among other crafts. You'll find her regularly in knitting magazines. Her books for creating mini toys, figures and scenes are enchanting and we couldn't resist carrying most of her titles. Sachiyo lives in Sussex with her husband and two sons.