a gumbootspearlz creation
I’m doing research into beading around the world to deepen poems and short stories I have in progress.
How I long to travel to meet beaders the world over, but without the finances at least I can visit them on youtube.
These were two of my favourite videos in my online journey today.
I thank the makers of these videos for sharing these stories. It makes me miss the Elders of Murray Upper I can tell you. They taught me how to make a small basket, a different handicraft, with its own intricacies.
One thing that intrigues me is that grandmothers rather than mothers pass culture on – and there may be many reasons for this, some practical and some cultural. Another thread of thought develops from the cyberjourney.
I have never found handicraft…
View original post 121 more words