All About Marlies

about me

learning to knit

learning to knit

Let me introduce myself.

My name is Marlies and I was born in Switzerland. I live in Halifax/Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. I am a mother of 3 and have been interested in creative arts as long as I can remember.

I watched other people do things and then went home and tried them myself. Lucky for me, the Swiss school system worked to my advantage. In Grade 1 we were taught to knit and crochet and then went on to embroidery and sewing. Until Grade 6 we had to do all our sewing by hand and then we were taught to use a sewing machine. I remember to this day when I was around 5, my dad and I were using my mother’s sewing machine. We had threaded it with red thread and were sewing postcards. Somehow one of my fingers got included with the postcard and the needle sewed right over and through it. I believe my father almost fainted, but all I remember is the blood and my mother getting upset.

I’ve always made my crafts on a shoestring budget and get great pleasure out of creating something beautiful from what other people consider ‘worthless’. I guess being left handed and an Aquarius helped a lot with approaching life and things in an unorthodox way.

I am so happy to offer my unique creations for sale for your own enjoyment.

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