The Harlequin is the Bhakail baronial award for excellence in the Arts and Sciences. The token is a jester’s head on a blue ribbon. She is one of my students for cooking and sewing, so I wanted to do something a little different for Lissa. Instead of a token on ribbon, I made a linen veil with an applique jester head, trimmed in blue cord.
Most period jesters wore animal heads as hats. We made her head a sheep, since she does a lot of spinning and knitting. The ears of the hat have bells sewn on (so we can hear her coming a mile a way). The whole image is about 2 1/2 inches in height. The hat is fuzzy and soft to the touch.
We took inspiration from this image.