Wednesday 31 October 2018


A tassel is generally a tuft of wool, or other thread used as a decoration on cushions, scarves etc. Some plant heads or flowers are also refered to as tassels, if their stamens or other parts appear tassel like. Young sweetcorn cobs are an example.

A tassel can also refer to a piece of wood or stone supporting a joist or beam.

Jackie Sayle indulged in a spot of tasselling when she created my druid initiate*, as she tasselled yarn for the hair. She makes lots of brilliant knitted characters which she sells to raise money for a charity which helps people with cancer.

*originally a gnome, but she and her friends are converting.
Happy hallowe'en!


Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Patsy - love your photo ... while tassel is a pretty name for a few things - enjoy ... we have lots of tassly wet lichen hanging around here ... cheers Hilary

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Love the little druid! Tassel's a good word, though I didn't know it could refer to some plant heads.

Susan A Eames said...

That is such a cute little druid. I must admit when I see the word 'tassel' I think of strippers with tassels attached to their you-know-whats! (No sure what that says about me.)

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Carolb said...

Those Sweetcorn tassels get everywhere when you're preparing to cook the corn on the cobs.

Cute Druid too. :-)

liz young said...

Love the little druid!