Throughout 2013 we were involved in production of the popular BBC series 'Tudor Monastery Farm',where presenters, Ruth Goodman, Peter Ginn and Tom Pinfold spent a year experiencing life on a monastic farm in the early 1500s. The Crafty Beggars provided the hats which were hand-felted in natural colours and sun hats that were woven in fresh water bulrush. We also performed as musicians in episodes 2,6 and the Christmas Special. website The Crafty Beggars The crafty Beggars: makers of handcrafted historical hats, traditional crafts and performers of Period Music The Crafty Beggars - Rachel Frost The Crafty Beggars supply costume for the Tudor Monastry Farm Rachel graduated from Edinburgh College of Art with an honours degree in Model Animation. After initially working for Jim Henson's Creature shop making puppets, she set up 'The Crafty Beggars', providing hand crafted items for the Heritage industry. She later formed the performance group 'Cornucopia' who provide period music with puppets. She then went on to specialise in the making of historically accurate hand-felted hats for re-enactors, theatres, film and TV and which can be  found in collections world wide. In 2009 she received the Janet Arnold award for costume study and has twice received the south of Scotland VACMA award for her hat business. She is a member of the Incorporation of Bonnetmakers & Dyers of Edinburgh. The Crafty Beggars are Members of    Tabulae Ltd