Deddens’s own great-grandmother, pictured here, had an equally prolific hobby. “Her name was Reina Stijkel, and she was always a very creative person,” Deddens says. “She used to be a professional dressmaker, and she was known in the community as ‘the woman with the golden hands.’ In her old age she kept herself busy sewing clothes, knitting, embroidering, and crocheting, and for a charitable project, she knitted 100 pairs of socks for people in Poland in the ’80s. I just saw in the picture that some of the socks also had a small bundle of spare yarn attached, to darn them with in case they broke.”
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Deddens’s own great-grandmother, pictured here, had an equally prolific hobby. “Her name was Reina Stijkel, and she was always a very creative person,” Deddens says. “She used to be a professional dressmaker, and she was known in the community as ‘the woman with the golden hands.’ In her old age she kept herself busy sewing clothes, knitting, embroidering, and crocheting, and for a charitable project, she knitted 100 pairs of socks for people in Poland in the ’80s. I just saw in the picture that some of the socks also had a small bundle of spare yarn attached, to darn them with in case they broke.”