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Picturing knits with Anna Maltz and Jeni Reid
26 June, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 5:30 pm£120
From knitwear designer, Anna Maltz, and knitwear photographer, Jeni Reid, Wild and Woolly is thrilled to announce a brand new workshop to improve your craft photography and styling skills.
Learn to take better knitting pictures, even with your phone. From the yarn and notions, through what’s on your needles, to the finished knit, this day-long workshop will improve the skills you have to capture and broadcast why it is you love making. The focus will be on enhancing your ability to communicate your personal aesthetic and character when you take pictures of your crafty projects. There will be plenty of technical guidance as to how to get the most out of your phone camera. We’ll look at how to find and share our own ideas of beauty, inspiration and humour within our daily lives. By gaining a deeper understanding of using existing light, composition, flattering angles, styling, location and storytelling, we aim is to give you the confidence and know-how to take and edit better pictures that reflect who you are.
Bring: a couple of your recent finished knits (all ends sewn in and blocked), a WIP and of course your camera-phone. (You’re welcome to bring a proper camera in addition, but the focus will be on phones and in-camera editing). A pen and notebook is never a bad idea to have along.
Wear something comfortable that shows off your knits well; we’ll be going for a walk around to look at locations.
Vegetarian lunch and cake provided. Let us know if you have any deathly allergies.
About the Teachers
Anna Maltz is an avid sweaterspotter and documenter of the joys that occur before, during and after a jumper is knitted. She did her time knitting in the art world and then sidestepped into designing knitting patterns infused with an engagement in the joy of making. She writes a regular column in PomPom Quarterly and knits everywhere she goes. She is usually to be found in her hometown of London. Teaching has always been part of her career with a particular focus on playing and encouraging independence and experimentation.
Jeni Reid is a photographer who knits and a spinner who takes photographs.
A familiar face behind the camera at festivals, she blends fibre and photography on her Instagram account and the Wovember website.
When she isn’t sitting in a muddy field photographing lambs, Jeni can be found living with her partner, cat, and too many bags of fleece on the north east coast of Scotland.