I spent last night finishing up a cross-stitch project. Yes, I'm a cross-stitcher. Self-taught, too, which can cause some unfortunate side-effects. I don't know how to sew, and you can only stick so many finished projects into frames. I'm going to start teaching myself to make pillows shortly :)
But all this got me to thinking about the family "folk art" traditions that were handed down. In my family, they were somewhat few in number. One stands out. One line of my family made rugs. I've inherited a few, but honestly, I wish I knew how to make more. They're incredible art pieces. The last family member trained in the tradition passed away before I developed an interest. Just adding to the list of things I wish someone had made me learn. At least I can devote some energy to preserving what I have.
What about about you? What "folk art" traditions did your family have? Have you tried to pass them on?