Dillmont's Encyclopedia of Needlework is a treasure I inherited from my grandmother in 1989. I never knew that there were so many aspects to needlework. I finally discovered that I was really good at something. This introduced me into whole new world. Until then reading was my only hobby. Last year, I happened upon Split Ring Tatting. I realised even if I learn about needlework to my dying day, there would still be a lot of things I've never even heard about.