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All very exciting…

I am in the process of developing some kits that people can buy to “take and make” at their own leisure.  First up is the ‘Madbird Tassel Making Beginners Kit’.  Good news is I got chance to play with lots of yummy, warm and sumptious colours.  Always a good thing in my mind during chilly February days.  Made me think of fruit salads, rhubarb crumbles and custard, spring greens, pistachios and chestnut mushrooms…. what about you?

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A Bowlful of Yummy Colours

Once I’d decided which type of kit I would start working on, I had to trial my own.  I needed to carefully document each stage as I completed it and then try to capture images to illustrate the important bits!  Much head scratching and attempts to write clear instructions ensued, especially as I knew what I was talking about and I have to remember whoever buys such a kit may never have done anything crafty before.  Much scribbling, rubbing out and re-jiggling followed.  Anyway – these are the tassels I made.  What do you think?  Would you fancy making some?

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Four Completed Tassels

Having written, edited and illustrated the instructions (so wish my husband (graphic designer whizz) and my son (illustrator extraordinaire) were at home to help), I made up a few kits for the testers.

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Tassel Kit : Instructions & Threads

So… the kit is being tried and tested by some very honest folk, and I shall try to not be paranoid while I await their feedback.  (Honest.)

If you have any thoughts too… please do leave a comment or two.  It would be nice to hear from you.

Happy Tassel-Making my lovely Testers!

Anne