Crocheter’s playing cards were included in the July 2021 "Crochet Box No.25" sent to subscribers of the Crochet society. The court cards are custom, each figure holding an item related to crocheting. Unconventionally, the red cards are printed in bubblegum pink, and the black cards in a spearmint green. See the box►
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I have adored playing cards since before I was seven years old, and was brought up on packs of Waddington's No 1. As a child I was fascinated by the pictures of the court cards.
Over the next fifty years I was seduced by the artwork in Piatnik's packs and became a collector of playing cards.
Seeking more information about various unidentified packs I discovered the World of Playing Cards website and became an enthusiastic contributor researching and documenting different packs of cards.
I describe my self as a playing card archaeologist, using detective work to identify and date obscure packs of cards discovered in old houses, flea markets and car boot sales.
Nederlands Stedenkwartet with heraldic needlepoint patterns by Permin, c.1970.
Crocheter’s playing cards sent to subscribers of the Crochet Society box, 2021.
“Les Artisans Tunisiens” Jeu de Sept Familles published by Éditions de la Mediterranée, Alpha S.A., Tunis
“Country Craftsmen” Happy Families with illustrations by Mandy Hall, published for the National Trust by Dinosaur Publications Ltd, 1978.
Some alternative approaches to producing small, hand-made editions of playing cards