Gee, thanks for clearing THAT up, Psyche.
But magically, the understanding did emerge, and it came from my time hanging around Jude Hill and the posse at Spirit Cloth. There I have experienced the deep satisfaction of marrying just a needle, two strands of embroidery floss, and a basket full of fabric scraps. And the process of material simplification has also clarified my understanding of how I want to spend my time.
I want to go deeper in what I love to do. Not wider. I need to grab the most important strands of my interests and loves and follow them down to their foundations, instead of collecting little bits of lint from across the top of everything. So I will continue this:
And I'm still in for this:
Finally, to round out the category of learning what is around me, I plan on starting to fulfill a lifelong dream to really learn more constellations than Orion and the bears. And finally, because it only involves two pencils and some paper and I can do it my pajamas with a glass of wine, I plan on using some cold winter days to go through this:
Ok, we're almost getting to the free offer segment of this post. Because what I am cutting from the menu of me is this:
Yes, I could ecodye if I invested some time reading, experimenting, taking notes...but that would take away from translating Hebrew, trying to figure out if that really is a cowbird in the pin oak, and reciting the list of yellow flowers yet again. That would be wider, not deeper.
All of which is my way of inviting you to email me if you'd like me to send you these two books, at no cost to you. India Flint's book is the bible...the other seems to be more applicable to wool skeins rather than fabric but probably couldn't hurt.
But I get to keep the cool pots on the cool table.