Although there's no question that our daring tastes in textiles started early!
Look at that color play! The bold pattern choices! The ahead of it's time midriff baring (go Caroline!).
And yes.. I made those pants. I feel no shame.
Though my interest in fabric started early, truly my life has been all about textiles for about 25 years now.
My main hobby is knitting, although I'm new to spinning and totally loving it! I used to weave (when I had room for a loom), and I do a little beading (earrings, necklaces and stitch markers) when I have time.
I have, in my past, done crochet, cross stitch, embroidery, and needle felting among other fiber arts... and I may do some or all of it again in the future.
But mostly I sew. Because I make a living as a Costume designer for theater and dance. I teach and manage a shop at a University and do outside jobs as I can. And sew for myself once in a blue moon.
I love fabric... the colors, textures, patterns and shapes of it. I love yarn for all the same reasons. The promise of what it could become. The dream it represents.
Sadly, my imagination outstrips my ability to produce...
Ah well. No solution, but to cast on/cut out/pre-draft another dream.