Sunday, June 27, 2010

Photo art direction for knitting book

"Modern Knits Vintage Style" (Fall 2010, Voyageur Press) is a collection of knitting patterns in the classic styles of the 1930s to 1950s. Photography by Jennifer Simonson.

Working closely with the book editor, I planned the location, props and wardrobe styling for the knitting project photos and oversaw all the photography/ This was a true collaboration, often shooting multiple versions to give the editor and designer lots of options for the book.

Photo art direction for sewing book

"Sew Retro" (July 2010, Voyageur Press) is a look at the history of the women's sewing movement with 25 vintage-inspired projects. Photography by Jennifer Simonson

A collection of studio, location and on-figure photography. I art directed the shots, styled the wardrobe, collected props, held lights, you name it.

Saturday Afternoon Skirt
Mod Gathered Pillow
Patchwork Potholders

Almost Effortless Scarf
Charming Needlecase
Hostess Apron
Opera Bag

Cafe Curtains

My Friend London handspun yarn

I have been busy spinning to get ready for Woodbury Art Faire on 7/17 and Uptown Market on 7/18.

These are examples of my handspun and handdyed wool yarns. I am now spinning almost exclusively with local wool from Minnesota and Wisconsin. My fiber basket includes Merino, Rambouillet, CVM, mohair, llama, Shetland and Bluefaced Leicester.

a skein of singles in worsted weight

local handspun on a pretty summer day

vibrantly colored Merino

One of my favorite Merino skeins.

Bluefaced Leicester and natural Merino two-ply.

Hat designed for my handspun by Annie Modesitt of soon to be available as a free Ravelry download.