the crimson rabbit

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

Shop Announcement:

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 Europe, the US, Canada, Japan and Australia - just message me for a shipping quotation.

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/

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  • This sewing case is stitched in a Liberty Lawn floral called 'Wild Flowers'

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  • Sewing case stitched with Liberty Tana Lawn prints and Essex Linen

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

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  • Set of 3 Christmas themed stitch markers or progress keepers

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

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  • Otters purse - a frame coin purse featuring super cute otters in bright greens

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  • Large coin purse made with fun sloth print and card pocket inside

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  • DPN holder, cosy or case for dpns made with Liberty tana lawn prints

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  • Coin purse made with fun animal print on Liberty tana lawn

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

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  • DPN holder, cosy or case for dpns made with fun cotton and linen blend prints

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  • Drawstring project bag made with bright floral print in grey and orange

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  • Set of 3 stitch markers or progress keepers with Czech glass beads

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  • Coin purse made with the exclusive Blue Tit print

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

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  • Sewing case or kit made with sophisticated Liberty Tana Lawn 'Faria' print

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

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  • Soft glasses case made with Liberty fine needlecord and metallic Essex Linen

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

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

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    £14.00 3 in stock

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  • Set of 3 metal and enamel bird stitch markers or progress keepers

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  • Set of 3 stitch markers or progress keepers with cute little gummy bears

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

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

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  • DPN holder, cosy or case featuring fun polar bears

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

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    £37.50 3 in stock

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  • Set of 3 stitch markers or progress keepers with fabulous unicorns!

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  • Drawstring project bag made with fabric inspired by The Shining movie

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

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

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

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  • Yarn Swift storage bag made with Liberty lawn, cotton contrast & ticking lining

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  • Coin purse made with Ciara print Liberty Lawn, a bright pink Essex Linen lining

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  • Zip pouch, small make-up or cosmetics bag in a cute kawaii Kokka bear print

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  • DPN holder, cosy or case for dpns made with Liberty tana lawn prints

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  • Coin purse made with wild flower print Liberty Lawn and purple lining

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  • Sock Knitter's Case for dpns and mini circulars in Liberty prints

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  • Wristlet purse or small clutch made with pretty digital printed bird lawn

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

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  • Sewing case or kit made with pretty vintage Liberty Tana Lawn 'Maisie' print

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  • Coin purse made with summery Susannah Liberty Lawn and a golden lining

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

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  • Drawstring project bag made with super cute Guinea Pig print

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Small crocheted baby blanket made with a merino and cashmere

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

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

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

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

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  • Coin purse made with Liberty Lawn impressionist style print: 'Painter's Meadow'

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

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    £75.00 1 in stock

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

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    £35.00 4 in stock

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

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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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