Photographing Your Hand Weaving

I love looking at photographs of textiles- especially when the colors are rich and saturated. When I can see the individual stitches or picks of the cloth I tend to fall into the imagery. The age of digital cameras and inexpensive photo editing software makes it incredibly easy to share your own work with the rest of the world. Even if you are not confident with a camera, here are a few tips to help take baby steps in creating beautiful photographs of your weavings! Photograph your work against a neutral, non-competing background This is not a good photograph. Why? Continue Reading…

Anatomy of Cloth on the Loom

I often forget how mainstream weaving is in the everyday world- it isn’t. Lots of people know the difference between a woven cloth and a knit cloth, but they cannot explain, in specific terms, what those differences are. I usually get the blank stare with the smile and a nod when I start to get into detail about weaving. The response is: “I love what you make, but I you lost me at loom.” So in order to help explain myself a little more (with pictures!) I have started the visual glossary with some of the very basic terms associated Continue Reading…