Jackie belongs to: Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade
Jackie is married to Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade volunteer Dave Graham. She researched and made a gansey using traditional methods for her husband.
Jackie was interviewed by Carl Greenwood on 15 December 2005. The interview took place at the Interviewee's kitchen and lasted 12 minutes and 41 seconds.
Difficulty in making a gansey
"You canít really get any speed up when youíre making the gansey"
You canít really get any speed up when youíre making the gansey because you, you have to balance it on your knee, so itís just sitting on your knee most of the time where with regular knitting, you can, obviously, you stick one needle down the arm and then you whizz away but with these being on circular needles, you know, no, you canít get much speed. So it does take a little bit longer. And itís very straining on the eyes as well.
Jackie has 9 memories in the memorynet:
Jackie's memories with a Traditions theme:
- Making ganseys for her husband Dave
- The needles
- Learning to knit
- The gansey patterns
- Finishing the gansey with lettering
- The value of the gansey
- Dave wearing the gansey
Jackie's other memories:
- Difficulty in making a gansey
- Durability of the gansey