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Why am I doing this?… Or The Ego has landed…

Well its day two of my plan to attempt to post a current blog. The pressure is on to keep up the momentum.

I am composing this post at 6am as rather than surf Instagram mindlessly until I get up and on with my day I decided I could be creative and write an entry.

Why blog?

Why am I doing this?

Is it for my mental health? It is said that it is helpful in mental health terms to journal/ write down your thoughts…..

Is it purely my ego wanting to express itself…… NOBODY IS LISTENING TO MEEEEEEEEEEEE.

I WANT TO BE HEARD

ME ME ME……..

Am I typically jumping onto a trend once it has passed. A late adopter. The world isn’t interested in written blogs anymore its all about podcasts these days.

If you use social media to keep up to date with current trends in craft its amazing the rise of YouTube as a major platform for craft. With the USA being the biggest adopter/ promoter of social media there influence on the language of craft is fascinating.

Knitters/ Crocheters all now talk about WIPs (Works In Progress), FOs (Finished Objects) Frogging (taking back back your knitting / crochet back either to a previous stage or to the beginning). The accessories market is phenomenal. From stitch markers to project bags.

I realise that I have gone off on bit of a tangent here but I can’t deny that some, any, if not all of the above reasons are influencing my motivation to begin blogging.

I know from my experience that if you are beginning a new craft its is hard to find information on what tools to use ~ do you really need all that equipment ~ what thread yarn should I use…………?

As I use and experiment I aim to put my discoveries on this blog to hopefully inspire and help people like me who want to simply have fun making.

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Welcome to MarGorsson

‘MarGorsson’ is my own tribute to my parents especially my mother who encouraged me and was my tireless champion in everything I did. 

I have published on the internet under MarGorsson for a number of years but I never updated the content and it was rather static.

I decided to relaunch MarGorsson using WordPress as I thought it would hopefully encourage me to add add content and attempt to keep it current.

My aim is to demonstrate that creating/ making is a fascinating and exciting journey of discovery and delight. Seeing a textile grow and blossom as you make whether you: knit; crochet; make lace; quilt or weave is always a thrill. 

Most IMPORTANTLY that making is a constant journey of discovery both delightful and sometimes frustrating. More often than not I will pull something out and start again developing my technique and knowledge. The process of making is just as exciting (and frustrating) as the end product.

You can create handmade textiles using a myriad of techniques. I like to concentrate on : bobbin lace; crochet; knitting; needle tatting; whole cloth quilting; tapestry weaving.