A crafty little business...
When Susan Burden moved to the PO, her knitting & sewing paraphernalia came with her.
It just sat there gathering dust until the stork started to visit friends & family. Demand for baby booties soared and out came the knitting needles again.
Eventually Susan’s bountiful button box ceased to runneth over. Buying arts and craftsy bits and bobs in the PO was difficult, with a very limited choice and high prices.
Maybe being a part of the Blue Peter generation instilled a love of craft work into many Brits before computer games, play station and Wii took over to fill long rainy afternoons. Perhaps the sunshine (and lack of Valerie Singleton) keeps the French outside in the gardens and on the beaches, making them relative novices to Arts & Crafts. Whatever the reason, you rarely see French kids round here spending days indoors creating masterpieces out of sticky back plastic, egg boxes and fairy liquid bottles. In fact, there isn’t really a French word for ‘Arts & Crafts’ - ‘bricolage’ or ‘travaux manuels’ are probably the nearest, both of which conjure up more of an image of hammers, nails and trips to Leroy Merlin.
Inspired by this lack of all things crafty Susan set up Tricot Creations - a veritable online Aladdin’s cave of bits‘n bobs - at sensible prices.
For those less handy amongst us, Susan also stocks a range of Kenana knitted toys & gifts. Follow the heart warming story of Kenana on the Anglophone- direct web site in the near future...