A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Craftster is for freely sharing how to make things! Don't post pics of things you sell in hopes of getting some sales or we'll have to bust out the LIMBO stick on you! Wink
Total Members: 313,338
Currently Running With Scissors:
410 Guests and 15 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Time traveller's reticule of holding.  (Read 1815 times)
Tags for this thread: reticule , knitted , regency  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
« on: September 27, 2012 12:46:38 PM »

So I'm going on a Time Traveller's tour of a historical city soon. So I cheated. I hired a costume. It's regency period, comes with a frock, jacket, bonnet and gloves. But no pockets.  Sad

However this is a problem that the ladies of the time suffered from as well: they got round it by using the fore-runner of the handbag (purse in american): the reticule. So here is my reticule, knitted over the last few days. Smiley

It's from the Lacy Reticule pattern by Tracey Withanee. All errors are my own.

It's not totally period accurate: it's far too large, the period ones could hold a few coins and a handkerchief. Me, I want to put some coins, notes and cards in there, as well as a phone, camera, miniature brolly, inhaler, notebook and pen, timetable for the day......kitchen sink, e.t.c. Roll Eyes

I'll add a picture of all my regalia in a couple of weeks. But I might have to research period jewellery....

Look twice, buy once. Nooooo
Look twice, decide I can make one instead.
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2012 01:48:09 PM »

It's cute! Kind of looks like a sea anemone.

Addicted to beads
Tutorial Contributor

Offline Offline

Posts: 3092
Joined: 05-Dec-2010

View Profile
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2012 02:00:43 PM »

It's lovely.  I'm sure if Jane Austen's heroines had miniature umbrellas and cameras to carry they would have made themselves larger reticules too.  Cheesy  Look forward to seeing your complete outfit.
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2012 07:40:32 AM »

Hurray for reticules! I think it's very cute, and I'm pretty fond of the colours and textures you paired together Cheesy

« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2012 02:10:30 PM »

Ahh, the yarn. Well the beige is a 4 ply acrylic that I had intended to knit into a jumper for my mum and then found that the pattern was utter rubbish (and I was too new a knitter to potch it about until it worked). And the darker brown: fragments of my much loved and very very old favourite woollen jumper - it's abysmal to knit with, falls apart as soon as you look at it, and still my favourite.

Although wool feels lovely, for any new clothing has to be machine washable for me and my family.

Look twice, buy once. Nooooo
Look twice, decide I can make one instead.
Offline Offline

Posts: 692
Joined: 24-Aug-2006

Too lazy 2 work, too honest 2 steal, jst rt to sew

View Profile
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2015 10:46:47 AM »

Glad to hear I'm not the only one to pack a kitchen Sink! 😄 😄 😄

A.T. Morel
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Bamboo Project Bag
How Does Your Garden Grow?
Meatless Monday: Spicy Tempeh Salad on Toast

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.