I thought you might like to take a look at what I'm reading right now. Just for kicks.
Of course it's a stack of sewing books!!!! There are magazines too. Some were gifted to me (Southern Living), others are my subscriptions (Organic Gardening). The gardening books and magazines are back in rotation now that I've started vegetable seeds under a grow lamp and have started working in the garden.
I have a weakness for sewing magazines I see at the bookstore. I finally subscribed to two to save some money since I was buying every issue anyway (Stitch and Threads--more about those in another post).
I like to test-run sewing books from the library before adding them to my own library at home.
Yes, I read sewing books for fun. I read patterns too. Mostly I try different patterns to learn new techniques (later today I'm going to make a jacket with a welt pocket).
Spending my free time reading sewing books means that I'm a great person to teach sewing lessons! Honestly, there is so much info rattling around upstairs that I love having the opportunity to share it with interested people. My husband can only take so much dinner conversation on fabric.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for the class! Tell your friends, spread the word! If this one goes well, there will be more focused on all sorts of techniques (quilting, various bags, kids clothing, reading a pattern...). But I need to fill the seats in order to be able to do this more than once!! Thank you in advance for your help in spreading the word.
As co-owner of Stitchery in Portsmouth, RI, I teach sewing classes to children and adults. Welcome to my blog Dancing Threads RI.