My introduction to the vast and wonderful world of craft many moons ago was in the form of an old biscuit tin. It was a gift from my mother in law and contained a variety of embroidery threads she had used as a young woman and nurse (before she married and had 10 children!)
too many!) crafts, but when all is said and done I find myself content with a needle and thread. Maybe it's being able to produce something beautiful over time. Maybe it's the combination of artistic and needle skills. Probably it's the opportunity for a little bit of therapeutic quiet in a noisy world.
My particular interest is to produce a beautiful thread painting that I'm proud of. I came across some excellent lessons by Mary Corbet at Needle 'N Thread which I'm starting to work through.
Have a great day, I'm off to do some stitching!