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.
Learning to knit
"Well, my mother taught me how to knit"
Well, my mother taught me how to knit that was when I was just a youngster and it was something that you pick up from your mother. And because years ago, yes you did, you used to do a lot of knitting while these days you find that a lot of people donít because you can buy garments just as cheap now without having to hand make them. But years ago it was always the case that mothers taught their daughters how to knit. So thatís how you build up, and you build up your knowledge and if you got stuck you went and asked your mum how you did certain things and then you just found things out yourself.
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: