You may have noticed that I love to learn new things.
I never know what’s going to set me off, something in a class, something I’ve read or saw someone else do.
My latest fibery pursuit, embroidery, started with a spinning class with Sarah Swett in May. They I discovered Rebecca Ringquist and her beginning sampler class on CreativeBug.
But I do know when a new interest is going to stick and become part of my life for a bit.
It’s not the new stuff, though I love accumulating and researching tools and supplies.
Here’s my embroidery stash:
Lots of embroidery supplies can fit in a small space.
It’s the books.
Not just books from the library, though it always starts that way. Then I buy the most popular and interesting looking ones for my library.
I know I’m going to be doing whatever my new thing is for more than just a short time when I start buying older and out of print books. Older craft books tend to be more focused on techniques than projects and that is exactly what I want when I’m learning something new.
Here are my first embroidery acquisitions:
My (so far) modest stash of out of print embroidery books.
And I have a book coming from England any time now, publication date? 1901.
Art in Needlework by Lewis F. Day
How do you know when a new obsession or interest will become part of your life?