Monday, October 01, 2012

postcards from maine: fiber college class

Fiber College of Maine leaves an afterglow: inspiration,  energy,  feeling the kind of happy you get from being in great company, laughing, talking, experimenting with new materials, coming up with wild schemes.....
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Here're some postcards from my classes. If you think it looks like fun,  join me sometime soon:   like at Interweave Knitting Lab later this week, Oct 4th in Manchester New Hampshire. There are still 2-3  seats in my classes. And--we could use a volunteer model for the afternoon, if you happen to be around and want to join in the photo experience.*
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These set ups are  the by students, to photograph their pieces, as I led them through the workshop. 1053_0912GaleZuckerFC You can see our FABULOUS volunteer model, Lisa, in action--and also a great hat design from Lee, who I hope will link to it in the comments.
edited to add: Lee said the hat is Walk the Dog and the pattern will be on her website, Harper and Figg  soon.  1065_0912GaleZuckerFCUsing color theory to pop the scarf...V1
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and v2
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Here's V4 in action-maybe someone from class will link to what that photo looked like. Which do you like best ?
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Making the most of local nature.1113_0912GaleZuckerFC 
My seriously wonderful partners in crime ......also making the most of local nature. Kirsten (Through the Loops) Kapur and Mary Lou (Wear With All) Egan, you surely know their designs if you don't recognize the faces. I'll trade any fine dining indoors for sitting outside Kirsten's cabin with our nightly wine, bread, corn, lobsters & blueberry pie. sigh.
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The view from my cabin--not too shabby! Kirsten's was just around the bend.  More postcards coming soon. It was just a few days on Penobscot Bay in Maine but enough to fill several  blogposts. 

* If you want to volunteer model for my afternoon class this Thursday in Manchester NH at Interweave Knitting Labs, I would be delighted to have you! Ideally you'd be interested in photography, comfortable with cameras aimed your way, and fit somewhere in the S-M-L size spectrum. You'll definitely pick up some photo knowledge, too. Email me if you're willing !

14 comments:

Kirsten said...

I want to go back to that cabin right now!! So much fun.

Have fund in NH.

Jan said...

Your posts about Maine fiber college always make me wish I was on leave in Sept! The colors in this post's pictures are especially wonderful and Maine-ish. Thanks for sharing them with us!

Ellen Bloom said...

WOW! What a fun trip! Great photos.

ann said...

that looks like a great time - - your pictures are gorgeous! I would love the name of that hat pattern

Lisa/knitnzu said...

Even being on the other end of the camera was a blast!

Unknown said...

I loved your class for knitters, and I know Lisa, so it's always fun to see someone one knows being the model! I hope to take another of your classes in the future... maybe I'll bite the bullet and get a DSLR. For now, I got a bridge camera which is quite fun....

Lee said...

That was the best class! I had fun and am looking forward to seeing you again on Thursday. The hat pattern will soon be on my website,www.harperandfigg.com.

Mary Lou said...

I am in Orlando in a conference hotel right now. Those pictures have me sighing -- I'm with Kirsten, I want to go back right now.

Cathy R said...

Some day (sigh), I will make it to one of your workshops.

Can you tell us what the beautiful shawl in the first photo is? And that HAT!!!

kelli ann & lorie said...

Looks like SUCH fun.

Kay said...

You got such good shots! Those aqua chairs!

Next year please take me. Seriously. I'm begging you.

twinsetellen said...

That looks like it was a darn near perfect experience. Fiber, photography, nature, wine, lobster, AND blueberry pie? I take that back - it was perfectly perfect!

Lori ann said...

oh wow! santa barbara is great but i would LOVE to attend your workshop there! the sock photos are so much fun, but the lobster photo, oh my!

KnitNana said...

Looks totally delightful, and yes, I'd love to know about that hat, too!
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