the crimson rabbit

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the crimson rabbit
the crimson rabbit

“knit and stitch fripperies for you and those you love”

Shop Announcement:

** My shop will reopen on Friday, 26th April. If you have an order outstanding with me, don't worry, I'm still working in the background and will send when I've promised it for. **

Hello and welcome to my Folksy shop!

I've been making for others since 2013 and if you'd like to see what my customers have said about my work since then (before I opened up here on Folksy), you can read more than 1,000 reviews on my web site: http://www.thecrimsonrabbit.co.uk/ (click 'Reviews' on the bar at the top of the page).

In addition to the UK, I'm happy to ship most items to the US, Canada, Japan and Australia - just message me for a shipping quotation If a shipping price isn't shown against an item you're interested in. Please note that all US shipping prices shown DO NOT include tracking.

Many of the pieces I make are made to order and the shipping time is a 'worse case scenario' estimate - I will often make and send items quicker than indicated, although things do sometimes slow down at busy times. If you want something urgently, just message me and I'll confirm if I can meet your deadline. Some items over £30 are posted via the 'signed for' Royal Mail service automatically, but if you'd like to make sure you have this on your order, just message me.

I'm more active on Instagram than anywhere else: https://www.instagram.com/the_crimson_rabbit/ but you can always find me online elsewhere: my blog is here: www.thecrimsonrabbit.co.uk, my facebook page here: www.facebook.com/thecrimsonrabbitpage and my Pinterest addiction is evidenced here: http://www.pinterest.com/crimsonrabbit/

You can subscribe to my newsletter to hear about new designs, offers and giveaways! https://mailchi.mp/069210225db4/thecrimsonrabbit

Shop collections

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  • Frame clutch, wristlet or shoulder purse made with colourful Disco Kitty fabric

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    £22.50

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  • Clasp purse made with Liberty lawn floral print: 'Tess and Rosa'

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  • Clasp purse made with Liberty lawn Autumnal print: 'Donna Leigh'

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  • Wish hearts - pocket sized fabric hearts to carry your wishes and dreams

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    £5.00

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  • Bears Interchangeable knitting needle tips bag, room for 22 sets and accessories

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    £39.50

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  • Cosy or holder for double points in colourful cat print in choice of sizes

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    £9.45

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  • Badgers Interchangeable knitting needle tips storage bag with lots of extra room

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    £39.50

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  • Woodland themed zip top pouch with cute print and metallic contrast

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    £15.50

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  • Yarn Swift storage bag for umbrella or Amish swifts, customisation available

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    £26.25

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  • This capelet is 'The Hug' - super soft and warm mini cape or shoulder cosy

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    £45.00

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  • Heirloom quilt - this is Grandma's Suffolk Garden crib or lap quilt

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    £175.00

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  • Hand knit pixie style baby hat with integral tie (proceeds to charity)

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    £17.50

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  • Interchangeable needles bag with room for a set of interchangeable needles

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    £39.50

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  • Winter Fox flat zipped project bag, perfect for stitchers and other crafters

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    £35.00

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  • Hand stitched heirloom Christmas ornaments - wool felt Elves, sans shelf!

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    £35.00

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  • Liberty lawn patchwork notebook or needlebook - you choose!

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    £10.00

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  • Digital gift voucher to spend with the crimson rabbit

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    £10.00

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  • Christmas Mouse, hand-stitched sparkling heirloom wool felt ornament

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    £25.00

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  • Reindeer Pixie boy - an heirloom hand-stitched Christmas woodland decoration

    Reindeer Pixie boy - an hei...

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    £35.00

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  • Botanical wristlet clutch purse in Rifle Paper fabric with hand stitched frame

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    £23.75

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  • Lace shawl, hand knit in mulberry silk in a triangular shape

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    £85.00

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  • Wristlet purse or small clutch made with Liberty of London tana lawn

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    £23.75

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  • Handknit Cowl in a golden yellow with a slight green cast

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    £60.00 £45.00 (25% off)

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  • Tea bag wallet, case or holder made with pretty Liberty of London cotton prints

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    £12.50

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  • Eco wash cloth and cosmetic pad set made with silky Liberty lawn

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    £15.00

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  • Zombie patchwork project bag for cross stitch, embroidery or any stitching!

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    £40.00

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  • Stitch marker, progress keeper set made with very cute winter birds! A set of 3

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    £5.25

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  • Peg bag with a foxy patchwork block detail to the front and colourful lining

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    £25.00

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  • Honey Bee stitch marker, progress keeper set with sparkling bee and honeycomb

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    £4.20

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  • Set of 3 Christmas themed stitch markers or progress keepers

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    £5.25

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  • DIY Christmas Stocking - blank pure wool felt, ready to decorate

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    £15.00

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  • Sewing case featuring Liberty daffodil print with reverse applique detail

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    £19.95

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  • Set of 3 stitch markers or progress keepers featuring cats

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    £5.25

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  • DPN holder, cosy or case made with cute woodland cotton prints

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    £9.45

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  • Purse - a frame coin purse featuring Autumnal hedghogs, fruits and leaves

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    £15.75

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  • Stitch marker, progress keeper set made with Halloween scardy cats!

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    £4.20

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  • Set of 3 stitch markers or progress keepers with cute playful pandas!

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    £5.25

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  • Little pouch for notions, coins, or anything else small that you have to carry

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    £14.70

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  • Essentials keychain pouch for dog walks, emergency supplies, asthma inhalers etc

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    £10.00

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  • Coin purse made with Snowdrops Liberty print and fresh Spring green lining

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    £15.75

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  • Purse - Liberty lawn coin purse or wallet in a choice of 3 prints

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    £12.00

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  • Zip pouch in Raccoons print in a really useful size, perfect as a make up bag

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    £17.25

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  • Wish hearts - pocket sized fabric hearts to carry your wishes and dreams

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  • A5 notebook fabric cover in a choice of 6 prints, reusable and beautiful!

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    £15.00

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  • Wristlet purse or small clutch made with Liberty of London tana lawn

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    £23.75

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  • Pixie baby hat - hand knit little pixie style hat with ear flaps and a tassel

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    £16.00

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  • Wool Felt hand embroidered start shaped Christmas decorations

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    £19.50

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  • Interchangeable needles bag with room for a set of interchangeable needles

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    £39.50

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  • Coin purse made with Joy and Sorrow bird print Liberty Lawn and golden lining

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    £15.75

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  • Drawstring project bag made with woodland rabbit print and fine needlecord

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    £31.00

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  • DPN holder, cosy or case made with recycled sari silks

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    £9.45

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  • Purse made with wild flower print Liberty Lawn and green lining

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    £15.75

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  • DPN holder, cosy or case made with woodland black, cream and silver fabric

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    £9.45

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  • Set of 3 Autumn themed stitch markers or progress keepers

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    £5.25

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  • Coin purse made with beautiful vintage classic tattoo cotton print

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    £15.75

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  • Drawstring project bag featuring stylish bees and sparkles!

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    £31.00

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  • Wristlet purse or small clutch made with beautiful vintage classic tattoo cotton

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    £23.75

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  • Stranger Things drawstring project bag made with fabrics inspired by the series

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    £31.00

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  • Halloween spooky 'Boo!' bat - a very cute, terrifying wool felt decoration

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    £27.50

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  • Small wallet purse with room for cards, notes and coins

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    £17.50

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About the crimson rabbit

the crimson rabbit

Knit and stitch fripperies for you and those you love

The crimson rabbit is my artisan alter-ego. She is a rabbit because my mind loves to hop about from one creative project idea to another, and she’s crimson because she likes to be special – red would be a tad dowdy for an alter-ego; even one that doesn’t wear their pants on top of their trousers (which she would if she wore trousers at all but, being a rabbit, she doesn’t…).

I've always made 'things' with fabric, thread and yarn, but had very limited time to indulge in making while building my career. Whilst studying for an Open University degree alongside my full time job between 1999 and 2005, I rediscovered my love of crochet, as I found that making something helped me to concentrate, while listening to study recordings. It also helped me to stop smoking in 2005!

Once I'd completed my studies, I found that the organisation and self discipline I'd developed for myself over the 6 years of part time study not only enhanced my performance at work and helped me progress my career, but it also meant that I had some wriggle room in my schedule outside work.

I quickly substituted the study time with creative time and made a dive into developing my rediscovered crochet, knit and stitching skills. I familisarised myself not only with new techniques, but also with all the beautiful materials available to buy - and boy did I buy! I started making gifts for family and friends and was frequently told that I should be making these things to sell. At first I thought people were just being nice, but when I heard these kinds of comments enough times, I started to imagine how fabulous it would be to do that!

After working in the financial services sector for 30 years, when an opportunity to take voluntary redundancy arose in December 2012, I jumped at it! I decided to give myself a year to see whether I could make my dreams come true and build my own business from my own creativity.

I spent the first part of 2013 developing and refining a collection of products, my processes, and learning about the hand made market place. Sometimes it all felt incredibly frustrating and slow, but I knew that it was important to have a sound base to build from. Fortunately, I have a lot of hands on operational, general business and project management experience, which helped massively, and it felt great to be using skills from my old career to build my new one!

I opened my first online shop in May 2013. It has been wonderful making things for people and getting such great feedback from them. When I'm not busy making to fulfill an order, or running the practical side of my business, I'm greedily consuming inspiration from all manner of places and designing new products. I never want to stand still when it comes to learning new skills and developing the ones I have, and that shouldn't be a problem - my creative business keeps me challenged!

Every time I complete an item and package it up to post, I'm thinking about the person I made it for and hoping that they will love it. That is just the best feeling in the world and reminds me that my business is absolutely personal - in every way.

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