I believe it is important to pass along these Needle Arts to our children and grandchildren. In today’s world we are inundated with technology everywhere to make things easier but it also means that we as human beings are losing our personal interactions with each other. We are too busy rushing around to stop and be aware of our surroundings and the details that make up our environment.
I find that cross stitching with a group once a week is similar to the old fashioned stitching bees from long ago. We not only share ideas and advice on projects but we discuss families and things going on around us in the world today. We are re-establishing that connectivity in the human race and it can be a most relaxing experience.
Teaching your children or the neighbours’ children to stitch, not only promotes the needle arts for the next generation but it helps to build relationships, teaches children patience in a world of violence and builds self esteem as a project nears completion.
So in conclusion, I would have to say “Never pass up an opportunity to teach someone else to stitch, you never know where else it may take you.”