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Tagsweaving (9), inspiration (9), favorite authors (8), fashion history (7), design (7), technique (7), children (7), favorite novels (6), quilting (5), symmetry (5) — see all tags

MediaNot set (2), Book (94), Paper Book (89)

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About meTextiles are my passion. From spinning to dressmaking, I am fascinated by structure, color, and pattern.

About my libraryTextile books: I am very picky. I expect a book I own to provide detailed and accurate information and years of inspiration. I am not attracted to the "quick and easy" aspect of anything. I want to know how something is constructed; why it works; and how to start designing my own whateveritis. I am attracted to historical information rather than faddish publications puffed with current styles but low on real content.

Fiction: I love the classics, children's books, and English mystery novels. I try to read more modern works, but I have so little time that I can never keep up with the latest authors. I don't own many fiction books, because I tend to read them quickly and there aren't terribly many that I know I will read over and over. Over the years I've become much pickier about my fiction too--if something doesn't grab me, with language or plot, I don't hesitate to abandon it. At this period in my life I read mainly for escape, but that doesn't mean that I easily tolerate bad writing or lousy plots.

GroupsFiber Arts, Graduate Students, Weavers

Favorite authorsLloyd Alexander, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Jhumpa Lahiri, Ngaio Marsh, Rex Stout, Patricia Wentworth (Shared favorites)

MembershipER. LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway

Locationnear Boston

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceJul 4, 2007

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