So, last year at this time, and in 2010, I went to Rhinebeck for the NY Sheep & Wool Festival, set up my big white backdrop, and invited everyone to pose in their handknit finery for what became my Rhinebeck Style photo project. It was a blast. And it evolved into a book. That isn't ready yet.
What I've got for you? A glimpse of everything. It takes more than 8 minutes, and feels like a home movie. For a very large & covered-in-knitwear family. So get a cuppa and pull up a chair.*
I can't tell you how much I appreciate every single one of you who posed. Thank you.
My favorite part of the festival is our special world on the fairgrounds, where you not only
don't look loony even though you're wearing 4 layers of handknits...but you
are greeted by strangers who know the pattern by name, applaud your stitches and can shout out your colorway and yarn dyer at twenty paces.
Curious about the book? Get yourself onto the elist from Cooperative Press, they'll be my publishers, at the bottom of that linked page.
* I'm not as savvy as I might be about what size to insert a video in a blog--I know some of you are reading it on an iphone and I don't want to jam it up...so if you find that window, above, too tiny, you can try this YouTube link for a clearer view. (or...so I hope)
ps I am not doing the photo booth this year...but I am teaching a Photo Safari workshop each morning, so you may see us wandering the grounds..and you probably can still strike a pose...
Labels: festival, handcraft, knitwear, location photographer, people, Rhinebeck, style, video