the crimson rabbit

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the crimson rabbit
the crimson rabbit

Debbie Seton Plus

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

Shop Announcement:

I'm sorry to have to temporarily close my shop because my local post office has closed.

Hope to be back in action soon and that we all stay safe and well in this difficult time.

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Hello and welcome to my Folksy shop!

I've been making for others since 2013 and am in the process of opening up my shop here. If you'd like to see what my customers have said about my work, 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).

I'm happy to ship anywhere in our wonderful world and you can find a selection of the things I make here (I'm adding more all the time).

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.

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 and offers and to be notified when my shop is fully stocked! https://mailchi.mp/069210225db4/thecrimsonrabbit

Shop collections

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  • Coin purse made with Liberty Lawn in the print: 'Ffion', in blue or yellow

    Coin purse made with Libert...

    the crimson rabbit

    £13.50 2 in stock

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  • Set of 3 stitch markers or progress keepers in a cottage design

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    £5.00 15 in stock

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  • Reversible cowl or scarf in super soft pure merino wool, handknit in ochre shade

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    £80.00 1 in stock

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  • Cat toys and gifts - The kitty cuddle collection - a gift box of handmade cat to

    Cat toys and gifts - The ki...

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    £23.00 5 in stock

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  • Small Japanese Knot Bag made with lovely cotton fabrics

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    £15.00 3 in stock

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  • Sewing case or kit made with delicate Liberty Tana Lawn 'Mitsi' print in grey

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    the crimson rabbit

    £17.50 2 in stock

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

    Lace shawl, hand knit in mu...

    the crimson rabbit

    £85.00 1 in stock

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  • Tilda Fox figures in Liberty Tana Lawn dresses, based on Jane Austen characters

    Tilda Fox figures in Libert...

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    £45.00 1 in stock

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  • Coin purse made with an Autumn fruits print and a golden leaves lining

    Coin purse made with an Aut...

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    £13.50 2 in stock

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

    Heirloom quilt - this is Gr...

    the crimson rabbit

    £175.00 1 in stock

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  • DPN holder, cosy or case for 6 or 8 inch dpns featuring a Fox napping

    DPN holder, cosy or case fo...

    the crimson rabbit

    £8.00 2 in stock

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  • Frame purse made with Liberty lawn, Essex Linen and shot silk, with pocket

    Frame purse made with Liber...

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    £19.00 2 in stock

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

    Wristlet purse or small clu...

    the crimson rabbit

    £22.50 3 in stock

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  • Frame purse made with chocolate brown Harris Tweed and Liberty Tana Lawn

    Frame purse made with choco...

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    £18.00 1 in stock

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  • Wildlife card for greetings and gifts in a range of photographic subjects shown

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    £1.75 10 in stock

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  • Reversible cowl or scarf hand knit in super soft pure merino wool

    Reversible cowl or scarf ha...

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    £65.00 1 in stock

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  • Coin purse made with lovely Bari J. cotton print featuring colourful birds

    Coin purse made with lovely...

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    £13.50 2 in stock

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  • Coin purse made with 'Betsy' print Liberty Tana Lawn outer and purple lining

    Coin purse made with 'Betsy...

    the crimson rabbit

    £13.50 3 in stock

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  • Sewing case or kit made with soft lightweight Tilda cotton print

    Sewing case or kit made wit...

    the crimson rabbit

    £19.00 1 in stock

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  • Coin purse featuring Chinese lucky cats in red and gold, with metallic lining

    Coin purse featuring Chines...

    the crimson rabbit

    £13.50 2 in stock

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  • Party shawl in red coloured crochet lace - perfect party season cover up

    Party shawl in red coloured...

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    £90.00 1 in stock

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  • Drawstring project bag made with fun Japanese fabric with sheep & sheepdogs

    Drawstring project bag made...

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    £25.00 2 in stock

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  • Small crocheted baby blanket made with a merino and cashmere

    Small crocheted baby blanke...

    the crimson rabbit

    £50.00 1 in stock

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  • Coin purse made with Strawberry Thief Liberty Lawn, Essex Linen lining

    Coin purse made with Strawb...

    the crimson rabbit

    £13.50 3 in stock

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  • Project bag - a generously sized zipped pouch featuring budgies in ties!

    Project bag - a generously ...

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    £25.00 2 in stock

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  • Hedgehog purse - a frame coin purse featuring super cute hedghogs

    Hedgehog purse - a frame co...

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    £13.50 2 in stock

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  • Coin purse made with Liberty cotton in the print: 'June's Meadow' in 3 colours

    Coin purse made with Libert...

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    £13.50 3 in stock

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  • Wristlet strap for coin purses and bags - can be added to most of my coin purses

    Wristlet strap for coin pur...

    the crimson rabbit

    £3.00 7 in stock

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  • Stitch marker, progress keeper set made with very cute cats in cups! A set of 3

    Stitch marker, progress kee...

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    £5.00 9 in stock

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  • Project bag - a zip pouch featuring Liberty daffodils with detachable wristlet

    Project bag - a zip pouch f...

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    £25.00 2 in stock

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  • Coin purse made with the cutest Kokka bunnies fabric outer & choice of lining

    Coin purse made with the cu...

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    £13.50 2 in stock

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  • Hand knit wrap or shawl made with luxurious alpaca silk and cashmere blend yarn

    Hand knit wrap or shawl mad...

    the crimson rabbit

    £90.00 1 in stock

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  • Project bag - a generously sized zipped pouch with detachable wristlet

    Project bag - a generously ...

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    £25.00 3 in stock

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  • Hello Kitty Liberty Japan larger size coin purse with coral metallic linen

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    £18.00 1 in stock

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  • Reversible shawl or scarf in a crescent shape, hand knit in pretty pale blue

    Reversible shawl or scarf i...

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    £75.00 1 in stock

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  • Bridal shawl - Silver grey coloured crochet lace wedding shawl in mohair silk

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    £95.00 1 in stock

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

    Handknit Cowl in a golden y...

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    £60.00 1 in stock

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  • Wrap or stole, crocheted in a generous size with a fresh green mohair and wool

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    the crimson rabbit

    £75.00 1 in stock

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  • This cowl is a luxurious hand knit cowl made with merino, silk and yak yarn

    This cowl is a luxurious ha...

    the crimson rabbit

    £60.00 1 in stock

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

    This capelet is 'The Hug' -...

    the crimson rabbit

    £45.00 1 in stock

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  • Knit scarf - a fully reversible, chunky and warm chevron knit scarf for winter

    Knit scarf - a fully revers...

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    £52.50 1 in stock

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  • Silk shawl, crocheted lace mulberry silk in hand dyed 'Taking a Bath of Roses'

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    the crimson rabbit

    £70.00 1 in stock

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  • Lace muffler or scarf crocheted with soft and airy lace mohair and silk yarn in

    Lace muffler or scarf croch...

    the crimson rabbit

    £60.00 1 in stock

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  • This cape is a super soft and warm capelet or poncho, hand knit and seamless

    This cape is a super soft a...

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    £75.00 1 in stock

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  • This cowl is a super soft and super warm cowl, hand knit and seamless

    This cowl is a super soft a...

    the crimson rabbit

    £50.00 1 in stock

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  • Crochet silk shawl, made with a hand dyed pure mulberry silk in jewelled green

    Crochet silk shawl, made wi...

    the crimson rabbit

    £70.00 1 in stock

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  • Shawl hand knit in a crescent shape using a green yellow coloured soft yarn

    Shawl hand knit in a cresce...

    the crimson rabbit

    £80.00 1 in stock

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  • Fine Herringbone Cowl - hand knit in the round with pure merino wool

    Fine Herringbone Cowl - han...

    the crimson rabbit

    £60.00 1 in stock

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  • Shoulder wrap - hand knit summer shoulder wrap or shawl, in blue

    Shoulder wrap - hand knit s...

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    £47.50 1 in stock

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  • This scarf would be great for a guy or a girl - warm, reversible, hand knit

    This scarf would be great f...

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    £52.50 1 in stock

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  • This cape is 'The Supersized Hug' - hand knit, isoft and warm capelet or poncho

    This cape is 'The Supersize...

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    £75.00 1 in stock

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  • Herringbone Forest Cowl - hand knit in the round with a soft merino wool

    Herringbone Forest Cowl - h...

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    £60.00 1 in stock

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  • Lace shawl hand knit in a merino wool and silk yarn in amethyst purple and green

    Lace shawl hand knit in a m...

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    £70.00 1 in stock

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  • Tilda doll - Miss Emma Fox, a fox figure based on Jane Austen's novels

    Tilda doll - Miss Emma Fox,...

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    £45.00 1 in stock

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  • Miss Lydia Fox, a Tilda style Fox figure based on Jane Austen's novels

    Miss Lydia Fox, a Tilda sty...

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    £45.00 1 in stock

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  • Miss Mary Fox, a Tilda style Fox figure based on Jane Austen's novels

    Miss Mary Fox, a Tilda styl...

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    £45.00 1 in stock

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  • Miss Lizzie Fox, a Tilda style Fox figure based on Jane Austen's novels

    Miss Lizzie Fox, a Tilda st...

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    £45.00 1 in stock

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  • Miss Eleanor Fox, a Tilda style Fox figure based on Jane Austen's novels

    Miss Eleanor Fox, a Tilda s...

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    £45.00 1 in stock

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  • Miss Marianne Fox, a Tilda style Fox figure based on Jane Austen's novels

    Miss Marianne Fox, a Tilda ...

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    £45.00 1 in stock

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  • Miss Jane Fox - a Tilda style Fox figure based on Jane Austen's novels

    Miss Jane Fox - a Tilda sty...

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    £45.00 1 in stock

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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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