The craft of Ganutell, which is enjoying a
revival in Malta but is little known in other countries, consists of making
decorative flowers using silk thread, beads, and metal wires.
It was originally used to decorate churches and statues
and nowadays is also used in wedding
bouquets, tiaras and other fashion accessories.
This website tells the
history of this intricate and beautiful work, from its earliest expression
by cloistered nuns to the work of modern-day
Jacky Menhennet, who started www.ganutell.com decided that,
for various personal reasons she could no longer continue
to run the Web site which was taking time away from her
passion of beading. Therefore she turned over the website
to me (Caren Cohen).
Jacky and I have been friends for some time.
We met when she was just learning beaded flowers
and we've exchanged many emails discussing our mutual
hobbies and helping one other learning our new crafts
. . . beaded flowers for Jacky, Ganutell for me.
I look forward to the day when I can make a trip to Malta so that
Jacky and I can meet in person and spend happy hours beading together.