For some months now I've [not me, read the link] been hatching a plan with the peace activist Vijay Mehta to supply crochet hooks to disaffected, troublesome youths so that they can learn to make something with their hands.
I've joked that we must stop them carrying knives and get them to carry crochet hooks instead....
Jacqueline Holdsworth, told me she'd recently spent a weekend at a Costumes and Textiles Fair working with children and teaching them cross-stitch (to make this sound more exciting than they might otherwise think, she called it X-Factor Stitching).
Friday, December 18, 2009
Cross-Stitch in da Hiz-zouse