Now that's a challenge to set, isn't it?!
I read lots of books and practised felting, I searched the web and got talking to other crafters... I even started to learn to spin. For me hands on practise is the best way to learn, you can only learn so much as a vouyer. In the past three and a half years, I've learnt a lot and continue to do so each day... especially when I get chance to interact with artists and customers (specialised events and groups are great for this).
Now as my business grows and time goes on, I come into contact with other craftsmen... like weavers, or knitters and they all have so many different takes on the fibres I use and how they'd best use them. So for me most of the time I feel on the edge of the 'comfort zone'... there's always something new to pick up, or think about and it's that constaint test that keeps me motivated and feeling creative. Something I thought I'd loose just selling supplies.
This post was part of a blog Merry go Around, where I have got together with some friends to talk about a similar subject on the same day... a nice way to meet people!
Mitsy at MindArt - http://artmind-etcetera.blogspot.com/
Kim at Vilt a la Kim - http://viltalakim.blogspot.com/
Sara at Crafts of Texture - http://sarastexturecrafts.blogspot.com/
Fabienne at Easterya Jewellery Creations - http://easterya.blogspot.com/
Mariana at Florcita - http://www./florcita.eu/
Agathe at Le Bar du Vent - http://lebarduvent.blogspot.com/
Lily at Lily Pang Art and Design - http://lilypangart.blogspot.com/
Ruth at Birdland Creations - http://insidetheartisan.blogspot.com/