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‘his hair was a nightmare’

December 22, 2013
here is my last knitting project for 2013, its a present for my 23 year old daughter.

here is my last knitting project for 2013, its a present for my 23 year old daughter.

Jackie Roberts i have been asked how much i would charge to make one for someone, what do you think ?

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Lisa Alderson I absolutely love it x x

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Annmarie Lyons I love it and now big is he

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Pamela Collis Golly yeah

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Jackie Roberts he stands 2 feet tall.

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Jackie Roberts his hair was a nightmare, never done loopy stitches before but have now mastered it

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Karen Upfold He is lovely I had one when I was child memorys x

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Diane Kempton He’s great

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Jackie Roberts my mum used to make smaller ones for the grandchildren, from memory, she is the person that got me loving knitting from when i was 9 years old. x

27 minutes ago · Like

Sue Jones It should be at least £15

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Jackie Roberts thank you, i was thinking 15-20 pound.

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Katharine Clifton Are these acceptable to black people now?

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Stacey Miller I love this…I collect them and would be very interested in buying one xx

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Jackie Roberts these are no way meant to be racist in any way, companies are still making them and selling them. if my picture has upset anyone in any way i shall remove it.

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Katharine Clifton I’ve been looking it up on google as knew the history was racist and genuinely wondered if this had changed nowadays. Seems it hasn’t and most people still see them as racist. I’ve always found them unpleasant really as knew of the history.

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Katharine Clifton http://www.martinfrost.ws/htmlfiles/oct2008/golliwogs.html

Gollywog – the ‘racist’ toy that won’t go away

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A new academic appraisal of the work of Enid Blyton claims that golliwogs may ha…See more

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Stacey Miller Jackie do you mind if I inbox you?? Xx

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Sue Leak He’s brilliant – I’ve still got my old golly – he’s over 50 now

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Katharine Clifton http://www.voice-online.co.uk/…/man-be-sentenced-ku…

Man to be sentenced for Ku Klux Klan golliwog hanging video

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A WOLVERHAMPTON man will be sentenced next Thursday (Dec 19) after uploading videos with “shocking” racist content to YouTube.

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Bev Hopkins It is not the toy that is upsetting it was the end part of the name, after the Golly , the sell black baby dolls, so can’t see why they are racist, I love it and I have mixed race grandchildren. Keep making them .

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Jackie Roberts he is a golly doll, which is what my daughter calls them, her friend who is of mixed race loves them.

10 minutes ago · Like

Kathryn Barker Ah the memories. My sister had a golly and he was so loved he was remade several times in the end. Nothing racist at all about loving a golly

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Jackie Roberts stacey- go ahead please. x

9 minutes ago · Like

Lynda Grant i love it …don’t stop making them x

8 minutes ago · Like · 2

Sue Salter Not racist, part of our childhood. Love it. Keep making them. X

6 minutes ago via mobile · Like · 2

Stacey Miller Iv inboxed you Jackie Maybe in others xx

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Steph Grover i remember the gollywogs being on jars of marmalade when i was younger and i think i used to have a doll as well keep making them hun x

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Barb Evans I never had one as a child so my sister knitted me one, I an 61 !

3 minutes ago · Like

Pamela Collis We use to collect Robinsons labels when i was little you sent them off and got a golly badge lol

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Rosie Jackson Jackie Roberts this golly is sooo good, I had one when I was a child & I used to collect the golly tokens on the marmalade jars so that I could send away for the badges! I do not think it is offensive but knew someone would mention it! x

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Pamela Collis Snap Rosie lol

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Jackie Roberts i thought someone would as well

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Elaine Chapman Racist my arse they so not they part of most peoples childhood Jackie Roberts u so not afended me he is FANTASTIC love him and of course remember golly very well xx

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Jackie Roberts my daughter has a phobia of clowns so asked me to make her this instead as she likes the look of his happy face, not at all scarey like the clowns, she said.

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Celia Etherington I Love It really takes me back x

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Sharron G Dingley I brought one other week.
Been everywhere after knitting pattern x

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Claire Reynolds This racist lark really does my nut in! You get Muslim Community Centres and nothing is said yet imagine the uproar if there were a ‘white community centre or an English Community Centre’….my Mom has these does this make her a racist? It’s not the doll that is racist it’s the people using the name of the doll in a racist way. I heard Baa Baa Black Sheep sung as Baa Baa Spotty Sheep….since when has a sheep been spotty? It’s these stupid ideas that we put into our childrens heads that make the colour of a person more prominent the rhyme itself. Please do.not.remove this.amazing.doll as it was.done out of love not.racism…I would be happy to.buy.x

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  • Celia Etherington I Love It really takes me back x
  • Sharron G Dingley I brought one other week.
    Been everywhere after knitting pattern x
  • Claire Reynolds This racist lark really does my nut in! You get Muslim Community Centres and nothing is said yet imagine the uproar if there were a ‘white community centre or an English Community Centre’….my Mom has these does this make her a racist? It’s not the doll that is racist it’s the people using the name of the doll in a racist way. I heard Baa Baa Black Sheep sung as Baa Baa Spotty Sheep….since when has a sheep been spotty? It’s these stupid ideas that we put into our childrens heads that make the colour of a person more prominent the rhyme itself. Please do.not.remove this.amazing.doll as it was.done out of love not.racism…I would be happy to.buy.x
  • Sharron G Dingley They are just called gollys now.
    My daughter wore the jumper to school many years ago no problem x
  • Sandra Sandra Jackie Roberts Please do NOT remove your picture, this is a craft site and you have made/making a gift that the recipient will enjoy. There is no racist connotation in this whatsoever.
  • Alison Barlow Racist my arse, these were the logo for Robertsons jam for years until some lily-livered liberal decided he knew what black people were offended by and decided that they were racist! My auntie has a collection of the gollies from the 70’s when you got one free with you jam and she loves them and my auntie is the least racist person you could know. So Jackie Roberts if anyone has said anything different to you then ignore them as they are obviously listening to these overly PC brigade! Rant over lol
  • Michelle Cook Brilliant, wish i could knit
  • Jackie Roberts thank you everyone for the lovely comments. xx
  • Susan Cutelittlekeepsakes Beautifully made. Love him.
  • Alison Barlow Sorry I got so carried away with my rant that I forgot to say that I think he is fantastic and i wish I could even cast off never mind knit something so gorgeous x
  • Elaine Chambers I love it, as a kid we called them gollywogs, they were racist, they were a toy. then another race took offence not sure why so we were taught to call them gollies, which we now do. Never understood why some people deemed them to be racist and were offended by them tho. I think this is lovely xx
  • Elaine Chambers sorry meant to say ‘were not racist’ x
  • Elaine Chambers I will have a look now
  • Sharon Ryan Having that back on the Robinsons Jam Jars is a logo displaying the best of British.. Sick to death of do gooders making things into issues when they arent meant like that … I loved those golly wogs. (Again no racial intentions her, just stating things as they are. This character was lovely & still is… )
  • Jackie Roberts i looked at the links and also noted that asian children were upset when the golly was taken out of the noddy books.
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