Here I am again, back to a somewhat regular routine, I hope. I haven’t had the chance during the past weeks to work on much. I am still crocheting the colorful flowers and bugs, and as of today I will be very busy preparing for a craft show on May 5th. Not much time, so many ideas…but at least I am full of enthusiasm and ready to go!
While I was looking through my garage to find props and costumes for my daughter’s class play (Shakespeare’s “Macbeth“, no less) I found a box of costumes I made three years ago, when my son was on stage with his class performing Shakespeare’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream“. I wet-felted/knitted/crocheted/stitched all the hats and crowns and other head gear. Take a look!
Hat for Nick Bottom, whose head gets turned into a donkey’s head (knitted and felted beanie hat with wet-felted ears, stuffed).
Crown for Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons (wet-felted crown, stiffened with liquid polyurethane and wire, embellished with gold ribbons).
Crown for Oberon, King of the Fairies (wet-felted crown, stiffened with liquid polyurethane and wire, unfortunately over time the polyurethane changed the color of the grey wool felt).
Puck’s hat (wet-felted and embellished with all sorts of natural and fake leaves and pods).
Crown for Titania, Queen of the Fairies (wet-felted over hessian fabric, embellished with fabric butterflies).
Lion’s mane for Snug, one of the carpenters, for their side-show (remember Thisbe and the Wall?). Crocheted hat with slightly felted roving.
And then there were flower wreaths, and maiden’s silk wreaths and tunics and all kinds of other things… Midsummer Night’s Dream is a great play!
On a different note: all the pictures for the promised ring tutorial are taken. All I need now is the verbal instructions, so in the meantime I thank you for your patience!