Archive - Sep 9, 2009

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Kilt Patterns

My next item to learn is a Kilt. Does anyone have a good resource for a wool kilt?

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Dye question

I'm looking to do some wool dyeing soon and I'm wondering if anyone has dyed yarn at home and what dyes you prefer?

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Baby Surprise Jacket #1

OK. I think this is about the coolest project ever. The design is just brilliant.

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Addi Clicks for a great Price

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The Art of Artful Draping - Lace Projects Photography

Swallowtail Shawl, originally uploaded by elemmaciltur.

I do not consider myself a photographer. I don't have any flashy, fancy DSLR but rather just a simple handheld point-and-shoot 6 megapixel digital camera that is going in to its fourth year of service.

Ever since I have started knitting and documenting my projects with photos that I then use in my blogs, people have been commenting about my projects and how beautiful they are photographed. I'm absolutely flattered. But if you were to ask me how I do it, I would just shrug and say that I don't know, or that just try this out and try that out and something nice will come out of it. Honestly, I don't really know what I do.

Another compliment about my photography coupled with another recent comment about my photography style ("experimental" - something I have never thought about, but I reckon that it is pretty true to the point) have sparked up something in my mind and make me think about how I actually take photos, which in turns led me to write this entry.

So, I will try to explain the process that goes on in my head when I consider about "the photoshoot" and hopefully, this will eventually help and inspire other knitters out there for their photography. Please, bare in mind that I'm writing this according to my style of photography. It's not a law to take photos in the way that I do. Just consider this entry a mere guideline to how to make your lace project photography looks a bit more interesting. ;-)