socks.jpg
My mother made these socks more than 30 years ago.
She taught me how to mend them.

I hope you are all fine
Best
Annie

On Fri, Jul 3, 2020 at 11:27 AM Ruth Catlow via NetBehaviour <netbehaviour@lists.netbehaviour.org> wrote:
Graziano,
These are beautiful. So delicate.
Thanks so much for sharing them. I'm fascinated by where the specific imagery would have come from- I'm guessing that they must have been circulated in books or patterns and given out at places like the convent.

Helen, Gretta and Patrick, do you have any images from your family of knitting, weaving, embroidery?

My mum is also a very expert needlepointer. I'll see if I can make her send over some images of the book of hours images that she made.

warmly
Ruth

On Thu, Jul 2, 2020 at 9:07 AM Graziano Milano via NetBehaviour <netbehaviour@lists.netbehaviour.org> wrote:
Hi Ruth,

My sister has all the bed sheets, table cloths, doilies, etc.. that my mum embroidered. Here are four of my baby aprons that she embroidered after I was born in May 1967. And some drawings printed on tissue paper that my mum embroidered to decorate the fabric of her bed sheets.

My mum was born in 1928 and during those times in Italy her generation were only able to go to primary state schools from the age of 6 to 11. The secondary schools were private and expensive. So my grandparents, as they were both busy working at making and selling cakes, ice-creams, granitas, etc, sent my mum to the local catholic convent where the nuns were running embroidery workshops to a group of young girls. I remember my mum telling me how she really enjoyed those creative workshops. Then when I was a child both my older sister and my mum constantly entertained me by drawing together and telling me the histories of our local village.

MyBabyAprons_GrazMum.jpg
BedSheetDrawing_GrazMum.jpg

On Tue, 30 Jun 2020 at 14:44, Michael Szpakowski <m@michaelszpakowski.org> wrote:
What a marvellous marvellous photo Ruth! Thanks for sharing it with us all...


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On Saturday, June 27, 2020, 3:31 pm, Ruth Catlow via NetBehaviour <netbehaviour@lists.netbehaviour.org> wrote:

All the Wowzers! 
 
I especially love the accompanying documents. Michael I remember being bowled over by The Enemy of the People when I first saw it all those years ago.
Helen, Gretta, Graziano do you have photos of your family's needlework and knitting?

Here is the photo I mentioned.

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Hurrah!
:)



On Fri, Jun 26, 2020 at 9:35 AM Mark Hancock <mark@memecortex.net> wrote:
I'm loving these, please keep sharing. The thing I inherited was less a skill, and more an attitude. My Dad was a brickie from Birmingham who had a love of jazz and classical music. So I grew up in a household full of literature and music. That idea that no matter your 'station in life' or your education, arts are there for everyone, from high to low culture (if those distinctions even exist still), still drives and informs the way I approach art today.

And I'm definitely jealous of your father, Edward. I'd love to have written for the British Transport films! Or GPO.

M

On Thu, 25 Jun 2020 at 22:51, Edward Picot via NetBehaviour <netbehaviour@lists.netbehaviour.org> wrote:
I love this thread!

My father was Paul Le Saux, who used to write scripts for British Transport Films. They made travelogues, part-documentary and part-artsy, about various aspects of the railway network, and the places in Britain to which the trains could take you.

I always used to assume that I got my creativity from him, and he certainly encouraged me to write when I was young. He died when I was six years old. But actually I think I also inherited quite a lot from my maternal grandfather, who was a merchant seaman, an engineer, and later a foreman at the docks in Belvedere on the Thames. In his spare time he was also a bellringer, and I've got some notebooks of his, in which he wrote out peal-sequences for different numbers of bells.

Edward

On 24/06/2020 23:50, Michael Szpakowski wrote:
I can't claim any great cultural heritage apart , on my UK side,  from an intimate knowledge of the Methodist Hymn book, and the fact my mother late into her life desperately regretted that she'd never been able to learn the accordion, which she had *so* wanted to do instead of the piano.
She also only ever wrote one poem, at school, and it was clearly important to her, this creative act, because she remembered & recited it to the end of her life:

See the little Daisy bright
Standing there, all through the night
Pink tipped petals, golden centre
Let us go to the castle and enter.

Whatever frustrated creative drive she had, she later channeled into an almost supernatural ability to make house plants of all varieties grow and thrive.
My Dad was entirely uninterested in culture except for the Saturday pm ITV wrestling and Cossack dancing displays. He did however love nature with a passion and I inherited that.
As for documents -a couple of weeks ago my cousin Jarosław sent me a piece of testimony from my father which must have been given in 43 or 44 & has been in the Hoover collection  in the States ever since.
When he related this he was three years younger than my daughter is now.
One of my very first pieces of 'net art' (sounds quaint now) made in Director, but now just a piece of video, dealt with the same subjects.

The testimony:



On Tuesday, June 23, 2020, 10:18:04 AM GMT+1, Ruth Catlow via NetBehaviour <netbehaviour@lists.netbehaviour.org> wrote:


Thanks Renee and Mark,
I too would like to hear of other's creative/skill inheritances. Nice idea Mark... go for it.
<3

On Tue, Jun 23, 2020 at 10:13 AM Mark Hancock <mark@memecortex.net> wrote:
I second Renée's thoughts. I love that idea that playing is bringing the past back in such an active and evocative way. 

I'd be interested in the creative skills and tools of the trade that other people on the list have inherited, if I may be so bold as to high-jack your email thread, Ruth?

Mark

On Tue, 23 Jun 2020 at 09:59, Renee Turner <geuzen@xs4all.nl> wrote:
That’s beautifully moving Ruth <3  This post made my day.

warmly,

Renée

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wishing health & well-being to all 



On Jun 23, 2020, at 10:44 AM, Ruth Catlow via NetBehaviour <netbehaviour@lists.netbehaviour.org> wrote:

I have been playing my violin again since lock down and I came across this sheet music for the second 2nd Bach Partita that I played when I was much younger.

You can see from the inscription that it was a birthday present from Rolf, my paternal grandfather, to his father exactly 60 years ago today.

My dad John, who was a professional cellist, has a photo from this time of the three generations of men playing chamber music: Dad on cello, Rolf on the piano, and my great grandfather, Arthur, playing the violin.

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There is something very moving to me about this cultural inheritance, and I wanted to share it with you all :)

warmly
Ruth

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