I really don't recall when the addiction to fiber began. Perhaps it was my early childhood when i was forced to craft for fun. (Actually, it was not that bad.) Whenever the weather was bad and we were stuck in the house for the weekend, we had to find ways to entertain ourselves. There was no nintendo...I think Atari and Collecovision came out at some point. But....we did not have those luxuries...However we did have the Encyclopedia Brittanica and the Childcraft series that came with it.
There was a volume known as "Make and Do"...so I did. It had every type of craft that you could imagine. Everything from papermache, to popsicle stick bird houses. Anyway, I digress....It was during my childhood that my grandmother introduced me to knitting so that was fun for a while. Then I got the wonderful idea that I would make my clothes. (I had a great aunt named "Aunt V" that lived in Jamaica. We would visit some summers and she would make whatever I drew on a piece of paper...so my fashion illustration was born.)
Now back to the making clothes....I did not have a sewing machine, so my first attempt was at a pair of pants, all sewn by hand. It was from here that the addiction began.