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A bit about me

Books (as co-author)

KID’S CLOTHES Co-author with Lynn Cardy (1982).MATERNITY CLOTHES Co-author with Lynn Cardy (1983).THE WITCH’S HANDBOOK by Malcolm Bird. Advisor on gardening, cookery and knitting chapters. (1984-2018, over 30 foreign language editions throughout the world).

Books (as author)

THE CHRISTMAS HANDBOOK illustrated by Malcolm Bird (1986-1989, twelve editions throughout the world).THE PARTY HANDBOOK illustrated by Malcolm Bird (1990 UK Pavilion).THE MAGIC HANDBOOK illustrated by Malcolm Bird (1992 UK Pavilion, USA Chronicle).MAKING SOFT TOYS (UK Simon and Schuster, USA Chronicle Books).


1984 TV AM – RUB A DUB TUB Children’s programme produced by Anne Wood of Ragdoll Productions. Designed and demonstrated craft items on 36 programmes.1985/6/7/9 CHANNEL FOUR – POB’S PROGRAMME. Children’s programme produced by Anne Wood of Ragdoll Productions. Designed and demonstrated craft items on 52 programmes. There are two videos (POB AND FRIENDS and POB’S PLAYTIME) which include some of these. To accompany this series, three magazines (POB’S PLAYTIME, POB’S PAPER and POB’S NEWS) gave instructions for the craft makes in comic strip form illustrated by Malcolm Bird.

Magazines and newspapers

Alan has contributed craft features (knitting, rugmaking, embroidery, toymaking, papercraft, fabric painting, soft sculpture, patchwork, applique, etc.) to a great many magazines including: BUSY NEEDLES, START TO FINISH, SHOW ME HOW and GET KNITTING (all published by Marshall Cavendish); CREATIVE HANDS and COUNTRY LOOK (published by Eaglemoss Publications); ESSENTIALS, FAMILY CIRCLE, HONEY, LIVING, LOOK NOW, MOTHER, WOMAN and WOMAN’S REALM (all published by IPC); JACKIE, BLUE JEANS and PATCHES (all published by D.C. Thomson); PRIMA (published by G and J). In each case he designed and made the item, and supplied patterns and full written instructions to appear in the magazine. For 17 years he was the resident toy designer for WOMAN’S WEEKLY, and had a knitted toy feature every month in SIMPLY KNITTING for 11 years.

Licensed toys

He has also designed knitting patterns of the following licensed character toy collections, all of which are now out of print and no longer available since the license for each has expired:

  • Flintstones
  • Paddington Bear
  • Beatrix Potter
  • Rupert Bear
  • Power Rangers
  • Magic Roundabout
  • Top Cat
  • Yogi Bear
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Scooby Doo
  • Pingu
  • Beano and Dandy
  • Wind in the Willows
  • Wallace and Gromit
  • Thomas the Tank Engine
  • Mr Men and Little Misses
  • Tots TV
  • Sooty
  • Barney
  • Noddy
  • Wombles
  • Postman Pat
  • Muffin the Mule
  • Brambly Hedge
  • Fireman Sam
  • Teletubbies
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Rugrats
  • Pudsey Bear
  • Bob the Builder

Free downloadable list of published work

Many people have requested a complete list of Alan’s published knitted toy patterns so, with thanks due to Malcolm Bird, John Asfour, and the members of the Alan Dart Group on Ravelry, you can now download a 27 page PDF of Alan Dart’s work by clicking here. The list will be updated at the beginning of each month.

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