Monday, 10 November 2014
Never Too Old to Learn a New Skill
It is beastly weather again here in Cornwall, high winds and heavy rain, I was lucky enough to be tucked away in a lovely warm workshop learning how to make a basket. I first had a go at this about 30 years ago, I made a wonky little fruit basket and while my mum who was on the same course made a lovely huge laundry basket. My mother was very talented at anything she put her hands to! We started off with a little round basket which are apparently the easiest to start with. By the end of the day it had started taking shape, though needed a bit of manipulating by the tutor to sort out some lumps and bumps. Once I got into a rhythm it was a really enjoyable process, and grew quickly. There are four classes altogether and I will hopefully complete two baskets. It's not the neatest basket, but not too bad for a first attempt by someone as cack handed as me and I will definitely use it when it's finished.
I really believe you are never too old to learn a new skill. Have you learned a new skill lately or have plans to give something a go? Are there any basket makers out there?