Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Arrrrrrrr! Pirate tableware!

Where else have ya seen pirate tableware? I got to thinkin'... what would lady pirates set their table with? Certainly, they would have some down time at sea, occasional marronings, or boring, no-wind-in-the-sales time with nothing but blue ocean on the horizon.... they would have done some piratical crafting. Fixin' up the the galley with some traditional crossbones and such.

Here's what came out of the studio today: pirate coasters. Made of recycled wool sweaters, felted, add some wool roving needle-felted on, and a big dose of rustic embroidery. Yes, they are actually flat when you get them off the fence from the photo session. They are naturally water proof, which makes for great coasters, and they look splendid pegged on the galley wall. Sail into port and stop by AlyTheRed's Bliss Monkey Studio on etsy to purchase these wares for yerself. Arrrrr!

I've read several books about women pirates. Really fascinating! The trouble for historians is lack of real documentation on these wild women. They often passed as men to survive life at sea. Some caught women pirates were used as examples by the government, who made up a history worse in crimes than anyone could possibly accomplish in one lifetime. Or their lives weren't documented at all. Most of what we "know" about female pirates is pure fantasy. Have a little fun with it!

3 comments:

The Caffeinated Crafter said...

OH MAN. These are fantastic! Aly... have I told you lately... that I love you?

Aly The Red-Bliss Monkey Studio said...

AWwwww, it's just not fitting to make a grown pirate girl cry..... I'll just quickly dry my tears on my embroidered pirate hanky with treasure map motif.....

sniff sniff- Aly

Amy Yang said...

I love the pirate coasters :) You reminded me that I have some pirate paper waiting to be used. I'll have to get on that asap. Thanks for stopping by my blog!