I like shopping for textiles.Yarn, fabric, thread.
I like walking into stores and seeing color, vivid, muted, soft, vibrant.
Most of the time I go into a fabric store just to look.See what's new, if anything inspires me.
I almost never go in with a plan for what to purchase.
I yarn shop like that, too,
and I really like the organic nature of it all.
Letting the textiles speak to me,
as it were,
and beg me to take them home and make something wonderful.
But I am a nerd like that.
*pushes taped glasses and adjusts pocket protector*
For those of you who've never ventured into a fabric store
this is the magic that it holds:
Especially if you're lucky enough to find yourself in a store with bolts upon bolts upon rolls
of Echino and other Japanese imports.
And the thread wall?
My favorite part of almost every single store.
I long to have selection like this at home.
Special thanks to the Common Thread in Austin for allowing me to photograph their amazing store.