I haven't been doing too much research of late, but have started to think about crafts
I knit & doing quilting my mum was a great knitter & knitted in to her 90s
I am at present working on some hand knitted socks which i been lucky enough to get as a paying order this started me thinking about how our ancestors would make things for themselves or to sell
Does anyone have items that has been made by a ancestor such as a quilt or even some cross-stitch or embroidery
I wonder if any of my work will be kept & my Gt Gt Grandchildren will be talking about it or will it be like a lot of things these days just throw away
I wonder how many do actual do or want hand-made gifts I know that some people don't like or appreciate things made by hand me I am one who does as even things which are not to my taste I can appreciate the time & effort that gone in to an item.
My children & grandchildren don't wear my hand-knitted items & not many even want a quilt or something else so I don't do as much for family as my mum use to with her knitting, I guess most people prefer to go & buy their items from shops.
So would you prefer an item hand-made & do you think it becoming a lost art compared to when most people did it out of necessity
You can see my hand-made item on my craft blog click here to go to it