I have been contacted by a number of people involved in re-enactment interested in the historical costume tassels I have been creating for 17th Century falling band collars and the like. I have now created entirely new, more authentic models and I’m going to list these permanently on my website.
Well, I thought the crocheted pangolin was going to be my most ‘niche’ commission of the year, but I may have been wrong!
Update: See here for my most recent improved historical collar tassels.
An eagle-eyed resident of Virginia in the United States who is involved in historical reenactments, noticed that my pine cones bear a striking resemblance to the collar tassels worn by men in the 17th Century.
You can see where this is going…
Okay, so I’m crocheting a pangolin.
Yes, a pangolin.
No, I’d never heard of them either, but they are fascinating creatures that leave you staring at pictures for some considerable time thinking: “really?”
Want to know how I get on crocheting one?
I have thoroughly updated my Face Scrubbies and Laundry Bag crochet pattern this week, with new diagrams and photos to make it even easier to work.
If you’re a previous purchaser on Ravelry, you will have been sent a link to download the new version. If you previously bought it on Etsy (before 13th April 2018), please get in touch with your Order Number and e-mail address if you’d like to receive the updated version.
While I’m thinking about this pattern, I wanted to mention that the super-simple mesh bag that serves as a laundry bag for the face scrubbies, can also be used for many other things.
Not the tree, you understand, but the partridge and the pears 🙂
Scroll down for links to the pattern!
Here’s another new addition to my range – personalised notepads for knitting and crochet.
We all know how important it is to have a notepad handy when knitting or crocheting! These 100% recycled notepads feature my original drawings on the front, plus your personalised text.