Inspirations Calendar | October Project
25th September 2020
There is a saying that suggests that to find your handsome prince, you need to kiss a lot of frogs. Well, if all of the frogs were like Victoria Laine’s ‘Frog Prince’ from Inspirations issue #98, we don’t think anyone would object!
‘Frog Prince’ which features as the October Calendar project, is a pattern for two gorgeous, three-dimensional frogs worked in needlelace with gold purl highlights and a throat lined in silk.
Both frogs are actually little coin purses, inspired by the whimsical and fantastic embroidered bags worked during the 16th and 17th Centuries.
Although traditionally these little purses would have been worn hung by a cord from the waist, Victoria’s frogs work just as well seated on a surface, all ready to spring into action. Constructed so that they can still hold several coins, they would make a perfect and magical gift for any prince or princess in your life.