I've overcome my fear and have found a home for them which means they are no longer free to hide in dark corners of my workroom. I used the opportunity to experiment with some bag making techniques and this is the result:
A clutch bag made from a brocade furnishing fabric which I free machined with a spider web pattern and lined with purple silk to match my spiders! I even piped the edging which doesn't pass close scrutiny but it's the first time I've piped anything (other than cake icing but that's not the same is it?) so I was feeling rather pleased with myself.
I even had to handle the said beasts to stitch them in place and now they don't seem nearly so scary. So I've conquered my fear of (plastic) spiders... real ones are another matter... and I've got a bag into the bargain!
Time for blogging... Can you tell Open Studios are a bit slow this afternoon and we've been short on visitors. However... Fannie Mae has been sold and poor Freddie is now all on his own.