Friday, May 09, 2014

giveaway! A Gathering of Stitches photo workshops & books

Hiya ! Enter between now and May15 May 22nd by leaving a comment on A Gathering of Stitches, saying what image of mine you like from sometime on this blog. Details at that link, and below.
Some people have had trouble leaving comment son the Gathering of Stitches blog. If that happens to you, leave a comment below, and you're entered. (and sorry!).
The backstory:  an out-of-the-blue email from a Samantha Lindgren arrived. She told me about her wonderful making space for stitchers & crafters in Portland, Maine. That sentence right there? has several of my favorite words in it, including the location.  Her space, A Gathering of Stitches,  was on my radar. Some of my favorite chums were teaching there - Mary Jane Mucklestone's Eeeeks! Steeeks! class come to mind- and block printing on fabric, and indigo, and of course it is my fondest dream to have a space like hers in my own community.

Anyhoo, Samantha was wondering if I'd be interested in a photo weekend, and oh by the way, did I remember her, with a different last name, she had been my photo editor, I used to shoot for her, for Forbes and People magazines. whaaaaat? We were both tickled to reconnect in the world of handmade.  
I know you've seen this before. I never tire of it.
So we put together classes that I've never offered before, and lined'em up so that you could take one, two or all three. Whatever floats your boat, so to speak (see that? Portland's a harbor city? I'm so lyrical).  
 Here's what they are, but click thru to get the full description and register from A Gathering of Stitches website.
• Photography for Handcrafters - Saturday June 28 9:30-4:30 (with a lunch break)
A full day to demo camera techniques, do hands-on shooting, explore photo editing and then have a critique of what we all shot .

Photo Editing for Handcrafters - Sunday June 29   9:30-12:30
A tiny bit of shooting but mostly, you'll do lots of photo editing, using a simple user-friendly online software (not Photoshop) to make your images really stand up and crow. If you've ever wondered why your images lack the ooomph you thought they would have when you shot them, this is where you will learn the tweaks that make a good image look fabulous. Taught in non-jargon language, to boot!

Make iPhone Masterpieces of Your Handcraft (and everything else, too) Sun June 29 1:30-4:30
Title says it all, right? Any smartphone welcome. This is going to be super fun. Because the best camera is the one you have on you, and we always have our little phones along.

Spread the word, too, OK?  If Portland Maine (easy peasy drive from anywhere n the Northeast, and has an airport right in town. Well worth a visit)) isn't within your June realm, there are giveaway books too. Check the link.


Mary Lou said...

I wish I could do the iphone one - I need help.

Debbie said...

Gale - I have tried probablhy close to 100 times to comment on the stitches site -- it will not let me log into save my comment. I even sent them a general "problem" email, but I haven't heard back. I would LOVE to win a seat in your workshops or even the book(s), but alas it seems to be conspiring against me even enterering a comment. I first tried before the first deadline, and have tried from my laptop, iPhone, and work computer, but none were successful. My favorite photo is the one of your sister in the gallery/museum, love the play of textures and colors. If you have any ideas, please let me know!

Debbie4 on rav, dashmcp at gmail dot com.

gale (she shoots sheep shots) said...

Debbie has already heard this from me in a PM, but for anyone/everyone else having problems commenting at A Gathering of Stitches--I am so sorry, there is a glitch and of course we want to get your comments/entries! Please leave a comment here and consider yourself entered!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the photo of the little girl sitting on the ground with a cute house sort of out of focus in the background. I have a little guy-- 13 months-- and I wish my photos of him with my iPhone looked this good! Any chance you can offer an online class? I'm in California. :). --Anya (Bookaholic13 on Ravelry)

Anonymous said...

I think the pictures of Zoe in her new sweater are amazing! The colors are so vibrant and the garment is shown off while still capturing the movement and joy of being a child!

Joyhill on rav

Holly said...

Miss Henny Penny in her lovely bonnet.
Grannyslove on Ravelry

Denise Delgado said...

I love the Chickie in her bonnet. Sorry, could open other sight. I hope to be lucky and win!
Denise Delgado

Susan in Katonah said...

I tried to comment on the other site, too, several times. No go.

My favorite is Ellen in the blueberry barrens, from an August 2013 blog post. It really sticks in my head. The lighting and the colors and the cardigan and the exuberance, (and Ellen) -- all make me want to move to Maine and knit that card as soon as I get there.

It was difficult to pick a favorite ...

kbzelazny said...

Thank you! I wasn't able to leave a comment either! I love the photo of the hen. I mean seriously who wouldn't. A chicken with headgear-I love it!

Velda said...

Love the pic of the chicken. I would love to win your book

capsize said...

I love because it shows a woman of size wearing beautiful bodacious colors and I do love colors!

christine m. said...

hey! The classes sound like so much fun... I don't live nearby, but could be travelling to Maine in August..Any classes happening then?!

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Murali said...

I like all the photos on your blog.