I’m reading Dragon Spear, by Jessica Day George. It’s the third in a series about a girl named Creel. Creel is a dressmaker, and (when not battling alongside dragons) designs elaborate embroidery patterns inspired by things she sees around her. Just reading about these designs makes me want to get myself a load of fabric and some floss, a notion that fades after I close the book and remember a needle in my hand usually winds up a needle in my hand.
I do like to imagine what Creel could do with these layers and colors and textures and lines, though.