There were lots of stories about folks learning to quilt, knit and crochet from their grannies when they were children. Passing on crafts is a wonderful thing. It reminded me of something.
My own granny tried to teach us girls to knit when we were nippers too - I was embarrassingly bad at it. There were more holes in my work than a tea strainer. However one thing she taught us that I was able to do: making bracelets with wool, using a type of stitch. myself and my 2 cousins spent the entire summer making bracelets at grannies house. We even used the letterbox on the hall door as a clamp to hold the bracelets taut. We made so many we ran out of people to throw them at. I must have been around 7-8.
I had completely forgotten about it. It seems i've been making jewellery a lot longer than I realised.
Maybe it was nanny Maude (granny) who lit the jewellery making spark in me, it w as a slow burner ;)
|Happy Feet (her nickname)|