For many years now I have been into various different crafts, having been taught by my own Mum, who was taught by her own Mum. I also take pleasure in teaching my own children. However, I have never really explored many crafts in depths, and do not appear to be especially 'arty'!! (I didn't inherit that talent unfortunately!). I have invested a lot of time, effort and money into card making, only to discover that I lack the necessary skills and imagination to create truly unique cards.
But I do seem to have a talent for needlework, I can use a sewing machine, and I thoroughly enjoy cross-stitch. But I am only a very basic knitter, cannot crochet, or do lace-making, so have decided to make it my mission to teach myself how to do it!!! I hate the idea that these skills may be lost and not passed down to the next generation. So I will endeavour to make sure that I can teach my own children.
Along the way I will share my experiences of my new crafts, with 'first attempt' photos, and 'finished piece' photos. I am planning on learning how to do the following:
- knitting (more than garter and purl stitches!)
- jewellery making
- tile mosaics
- lace making
I hope that you enjoy following my blogs!