Last week, inspired by Lynn who blogs at Tialys, I decided to do some free motion embroidery…
I began holding the piece with both hands, but once I got into embroidering the sheeps – there were many – I found myself letting go with my right hand and using my left only. As far as I know I am a right handed person, so why was my left taking over?
You may know I’m absolutely fascinated with the psychology of creativity, so this intrigued me. Okay I was only scribbling with embroidery thread, and the left/right brain creativity thing has been debunked, but was this:
- Because a creative part of my brain was taking over? or
- Because I really am left handed, or ambidextrous, and was trained into being right handed?
- My Mum was left handed, so the potential is there.
- I learned to write so young, I can’t remember if I was trained out of left handedness. My handwriting is certainly appalling.
- I have memory have of frequently having dinner ladies swap around my knife and fork and asking what hand I wrote with – which I could never then remember.
- I’m rubbish at knowing right from left – but then so is my eldest and she was definitely right handed from the start.
3. Some other reason?
Any thoughts? Especially from you left handed or ambidextrous types.