I don’t exactly remember where I read it but there is this theory that previous generations’ habits, traits and even psychological state of mind might show up in you. Somehow I always remember this theory when I think about how I began sewing and knitting. My grandmother from my father’s side was a great knitter and my grandmother from my mom’s side studied sewing and was quite skilled at it. My mom also used to knit and sew regularly at home. Although it took more than thirty years for the skill to show up, once I began, the joy and the satisfaction that I got from being able to make my own clothes was tremendous…It triggered creavity and it went against all massly produced consummerism surrounding us.
So what is this blog going to be about? We will discover that in the process but I can easily say that it is headed towards sharing my experiences in knitting and sewing and also a bit about life. In the past few years, I have become a knitting and sewing enthusiast. I started knitting a few years ago and picked up sewing like half a year ago. I am at the very beginning and the blog will grow with me as I hopefully develop my technique and style. I will share with you all the things that I learned, little projects that I am currently doing and also the many mistakes that will follow me along the way.
Now, a little bit about the beginnings…How does one start knitting and sewing? Well, it always helps to have someone in the family or amongst friends showing you the first steps. I got my initial training in knitting from my mom. However, the digital age is quite helpful in both beginning a craft and advancing your technique. Along the way, I found very helpful sites for knitting. Two of my favorites are Berroco and Drops Design (available in many languages). Both of these sites have tutorial sections with videos as well as free patterns. Regarding sewing, both mom and my grandmother know how to sew but my first steps were taken somewhere else. I began taking classes from a wonderful teacher who has a studio in south Tel Aviv and taught me the basics. I love going to that studio, it is the highlight of my week. I still have a long long way to go but once you get the basics like how to work the sewing machine, you can try to work on easy models. I’ll talk more about the ways you can advance your sewing techniques in future blog posts.
Hope you enjoy the blog!