Last spring I was super excited when Jenny Doh of Crescendoh invited me to take part in her forthcoming book project, Signature Styles: 20 Stitchers Craft Their Look (due out from Lark Books this May — and hey, that’s my friend Sonya on the cover!). It was a welcome opportunity for me to reflect on my art and craft and how integrated it is in my day-to-day life. It was also a fun opportunity to invite my mom, a professional photographer, to visit for a weekend to do the photo shoot!
Photography is a challenge in poorly lit Brooklyn apartment studios (as you’ve likely surmised from previous blog posts!), because you have a few crucial hours of sunlight breaking through the buildings. For this particular shoot, we also had no tripod (oops, left that at the office!) — but it was a welcome challenge and a true get-crafty, make-it-work moment. (And luckily, Mr. T and I have quite the library of thick books to create a makeshift solution!)
Book description: Twenty top stitchers take readers on an exclusive tour of their homes and studios--graciously offering their signature techniques and a step-by-step project along the way. This unique book presents informational, inspirational profiles of creative and crafty women, complete with stunning images of them surrounded by the style components that define their work and art. The profilees include best-selling authors such as Betz White, Kayte Terry, Megan Nicolay, and Kathy Cano Murillo as well as popular bloggers such as Heather Bailey.
Here’s a sneak peek inside the pages of the book…
[ Posted on April 4th, 2011 ]