Greeting, my esteemed ladies and gentlemen!
I go by Quinn, and I came across this gathering of like-minded individuals by chance during a search for inspiration for my various projects. I have long lurked on the edges of the steampunk communities, marveling from afar all of the wonderful things that have been created, and I finally decided to jump in and partake of it in earnest. I won't lie, I still have so much to learn about all of the influences that created this genre, but I've never passed on an opportunity to broaden my horizons and expand my knowledge!
Sewing, knitting/crocheting/weaving, writing, and drawing are all my biggest interest currently, and in the two former I intend to share my progress with. In fact, I've been restoring a more modern (1969) flatbed knitting machine, and have plans to modify it aesthetically to resemble something that could have existed in the Victorian Era (the very first knitting machine
ever was invented in 1589, in fact). I'm also keenly interested in combining Victorian fashion with tradition Viking and Celtic designs, so expect to see that from me as well!
In the interest of not running at the mouth...er, keyboard, I will leave it here. I hope to make a good impression here, and help others in their endeavors whenever I can as well!