Sunday, 14 July 2013

Tassel Tales




A big heartfelt thanks to you all for popping by and letting me know your thoughts and feelings towards having Ouch Tassels made off shore (India)?
I get alot of unsolicitated mail in my inbox and I'm asked alot of questions, most I'm pleased to answer too.
The saying 'Yes Please' to these questions have been the driving force of the direction Ouch Flower is taking, the saying of No thanks' is what's keeping it on track!....I hope?

I don't really have a grand plan....just idea's I muse about...then time fortunately presents the opportunities I was looking for.


 The making is the joy for me whatever it is, tassel, macramé or clay. The end product, is the end of the journey and I'm always itching to start making again! 
I would make a great Rapunzel for Rumpelstiltskin!

So just when you thought you could do no more with tassels and you think the run might be over.... then you can!

I had been musing about combining the macramé knot with the tassel for ages....then!

Meet the 'Mac Tassel' or 'Knot Top Tassel' or Uber Tassel'?

So.... No to 'off shore' for me, I will continue to make these tasselly things, I'm not out to flood the market with tassels, I'm not out to make a million bucks, I'm not out to make unnecessary mass produced fodder either, just beautiful things that folk would like to have.



What name do you think?


Pippa x


22 comments:

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    1. I laughed , then I thought you could be right!
      Clever lady! x

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  2. These are very sleek and fancy Pippa.
    They remind me of a samurai top knot.

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    1. Well spotted I have used the Chinese crown knot!
      xx

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  3. yes yes and yes!!! You keep it real Ouchie - I love that you know exactly what feels right and what doesn't - and off-shore is so wrong on lots of levels. For me too. xoxoxox

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    1. Thanks Marjee for your support! xx

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  4. Oh, oh, oh...I'm in love with the knotted cream colored one. And I agree with Carmel...Rapunzel is perfect.

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    1. Thanks Dana!
      She's a clever lady! Rapunzel it is!
      Hope your still enjoying your lovely feature, what a hit you have been! xx

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  5. I think spot on- so many beautiful and unique creations get 'lost' once mass production get thrown in don't you think! Your tassels are beautiful and unique, just as they should be! :) x

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  6. so beautiful! rapunzel is perfect!

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    1. Thanks, miss MMMC is very clever!

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  7. Love them, Pippa, they're gorgeous! I'm convinced keeping the tassel making in your own hands is the right decision, it's so obvious that you love the prosess, and these two beauties really prove that amazing stuff keep happening as you go along:-)

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    1. Thanks Tove, really appreciate it! xx

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  8. rapunzel for sure!!! lovely xxxx

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  9. GORGEOUS! And even better because... they're made by YOU! I'm sure you've already seen your tassel used in a nursery at the-brick-house.com. I was so excited to see it there and used in such a lovely space. So much talent!

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    1. Thanks Stacey, I was pleased to see it there too! xx

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  10. Beautiful knot. I missed the India debate and shall go look it up and weight in. I work in tech so India is ever present. I am glad you will keep your hands on your tassels for now. I wonder if you could consider more of a cottage model with local labor, like home ladies, that you could outsource to. :)

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    1. I could handle a group of friends, some cider and a tassel making party! :)

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  11. Late to the party here Pippa but I commend you on your decision, sounds like the right one (for now at least) and I have no doubt the lure of the off-shore business might have been tempting so I think I might just love you a little bit more for holding back on that for now. Totally love your Rapunzels :-)

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    1. I did consider it fleetingly, as you should any opportunity that comes your way but the tassel making idea was given to me, an idea from my making! I did not set out to be a tassel maker so I figured it's kind of like a gift and you shouldn't take your gifts for granted?
      More Rapunzals I say!

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