Friday, May 02, 2014

the road ahead! new places & a workshop giveaway

front of a new promo card I made for TNNA, featuring images from a Kirsten Kapur shawl shoot
 Here I sit between flights on my way to TNNA, the big knitting & needlearts tradeshow, in Indianapolis. It's all about business:  seeing industry clients & collaborators, catching up with yarn world friends, making new connections.  I offered  up small photo shoots at the last minute, and am thrilled beyond the beyond at who responded: Laura Nelkin, Angelia Robinson, and Zen Yarn Garden.*  Can't wait to land and scout me some killer locations. I've recruited my friend  and former New Havenite Stacey Trock of Fresh Stitches to reprise her model role for me.  Win-win all the way!

and speaking of winning...(smooooth segue, yes?) you must go over to the website for  AGathering of Stitches, the fabulous Portland Maine makerspace for stitching, knitting, surface design and all sorts of handmade. 
Kirsten's classic shawl, Cladonia
I'm going to devote a post to our plans... but let's cut to the chase: we've cooked up a photo weekend June 28-29th  at Gathering of Stitches:

There's a full day Photography for Handcrafters (complete with shooting, editing & critiquing), and two fun new half day workshops: Shooting iPhone Masterpieces, and PhotoEditing for Handcrafters.  Take one, take two, take'em all...and best of all enter to win a seat for the weekend. Giveaway goes from now  till May 15 so click on over to there. 
If a trip to  Portland Maine isn't realistic for you, we're also giving away some books, so please do enter and spread the word. *Portland Maine is such an awesome city to visit- great arts, cool shops, great food, waterfront- it's, y'know, the other Portland.

But , more about that later. 
On the left, another image from my photoshoot with Kirsten Kapur Designs, if you are at TNNA you'll see this image and ask her about her shawl book project, OK?
the other side of my new promo card, 11th hour project before trip!
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I'd gladly accept an extra pairs of hands for the Saturday morning photoshoot, if you want to see us in action up close & personal, and possibly hold a reflector-- send me a note ezisusATsnetDOTnet

1 comment:

Lori ann said...

OH i WISH! have a great time! i love your photos gale, beautiful!