I had some old broom handles, which I wanted to turn into hiking sticks. I drilled holes in the top and threaded plaited wool through to make handles to loop around my wrists. I gave the tops some grip by sticking on strips of leather from an old jacket with PVA glue. Then I decorated the sticks with coloured marker pens, tied on a bead and gave them a polish. My friends and family think my hiking poles are brilliant.
Valerie Twine, Northern Parade, Portsmouth, Hants