woven & hand-embroidered, cutwork, decorative and practical, quilting, cloth doll-making, Japanese, Indian, Arab, African, East European and and northern Europe
Where did you learn your textile skills?
PeoplebookspeoplebookspeoplebooksYouTube! My grandmother knitted, made rugs and did embroidery and applique. My mother did all of the above, and progressed from using left-over knitting yarn for cheerful canvaswork to creating large pieces in tapestry wools and silks that demonstrated a wonderful eye for colour and sense of line. She taught me to knit and do cross-stitch and set me on my own path. I've got quite a collection of books on embroidery, patchwork, handicrafts, doll-making and knitting, and like to use patterns as starting points, and mix techniques. I have finally learnt to crochet thanks to the members of a knitting group, YouTube videos, and a good book.
Is there anything else you'd like other members of Stitchin' Fingers to know about you? Please feel free to tell us a little bit about yourself by way of introduction.
I'm getting back into needlework after years where work took precedence. My skills are rusty but it's satisfying to get back to old pleasures, especially with a world of people sharing work and ideas online. I don't know where this new phase will take me, but I'm rather enjoying it.