I bought myself a very special treat this week--and it's not textiles! It's my new mandolin:I've been thinking about learning mandolin for quite a while. Now I've taken the plunge. So far I'm just working out the basics and toughening up my finger tips, but I've booked myself a few lessons to give me a boost. It's been too long since I actively pursued music in my life and I'm looking forward to learning something new.
I said, "it's not textiles". Well, that's true so far, though, as you can see in the pic it's nestling amongst my usual sea of textile stuff on the big table. And I will need a strap to help me hold it: now let me see . . . card weaving, braiding, twisted cord, macrame . . .