Sachiyo Ishii was born and raised in Japan. She was a money broker on Wall Street and London before discovering the joy of handicraft. She learned dressmaking and doll making and has been designing and creating dolls and toys ever since. She enjoys knitting, doll making, wet and dry felting, sewing, crochet and spinning among other crafts. She has authored a number of titles for Search Press and her work regularly appears in knitting and crochet magazines. She is an ambassador for Clover mfg. Sachiyo lives in West Sussex with her husband and two sons.