Saturday, October 18, 2008

I Want To Sew

Lately I've been thinking a lot about textiles and my love for them. Fabric and yarn, two things I've always loved. I'm really enjoying knitting and want to get deeper into the details of designing my own patterns and creating my own yarn. I also want to learn how to sew. I took a sewing class years ago in junior high. It did not go well. But I really feel like it's something I want to get into. I think it's too late for a community education class, hopefully there will be one in January. But with my new found fascination I've discovered two great blogs:

The Philosophy of Lists
You have to check out the Birthday Party Checklist this may be the cutest birthday idea ever. I think this post alone is what made me fall in love with the List Writer.

The Angry Chicken
Amy may be my new craft guru. I love these magnets and this gorgeous tea set and today I discovered that she's written a sewing book. "Bend-The-Rules Sewing" looks just like the kind of book for me. Because anyone who knows me will tell you I don't like to follow rules (it really upsets Abbey). Of course, maybe I should learn how to sew first.


Abbey Harper said...

I'm sure that more people than just little old me mind that you don't follow rules.

Tasha said...

Yeah, sometimes it pisses Rich off too. That's ok, it's part of my charm. :)

The List Writer said...

Well hey! Thank you!

I hope you manage to get your hands stuck into that fabric and yarn soon and have a go. I've learnt so much just from trial and error - but the one class I took, on how to sew a skirt, was such a help that I don't know why I didn't do it sooner.