This guide provides creative knitters with a collection of three-dimensional figures from history. From the ancient world, meet an Egyptian man and lady, a rabbi and a high priest. An Italian Renaissance lady emerges elegantly from the 15th century, Queen Elizabeth I rules in the 16th century, and there are the Pilgrim Fathers of the 17th century and the ostentatious Madame de Pompadour from the 18th century. All these characters and others are represented in over 50 full-colour photographs, together with historical facts and knitting know-how, drawings, knitting patterns, and details of yarns and stitches. There are instructions for making a basic body, embroidering features on a face and for knitting clothing, accessories, jewellery and even underclothes. The book should be of interest to knitters, embroiderers, doll collectors, doll-makers, historical costume enthusiasts and fashion students.