Chasing the light

DSC_0679DSC_0767DSC_0738DSC_0686-2DSC_0768At this time of year, when the waning of the light really makes itself felt, I find myself chasing the light intentionally. I’ve signed up to a Photography for Knitting and Crotchet course with the lovely Emily Quinton  and have spent the last week trying hard to follow her intructions and challenge myself to remeber everything at once. (I’m reminded of learning to drive when I found steering fine, changing gears no problem, using my mirrors a breeze, but I could only do one of those things at a time! I’m finding focussing, composition and lighting a similar challenge!) For our first lesson she’s reminded us of something that I already knew but had forgotten, light is king. My photos of knitting, yarn and especially finished objects are really fairly poor (and, quite strangely, the more finished the knitting is the worse the picture!!!) Anyway, I have high hope for some progress, even if I never reach the heights of Emily’s beautiful work, I’d be so happy to be able to convey my happiness and joy with knitting in my pictures. So much of my time is spent with wool, yarn and woolly ‘things’. I really look forward to being able to share more of that here with some reasonably good images. These pictures are from my first week, I can see progress, one week to go! :o)

 

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Hand dyed yarns in the esty shop.

I’ll so pleased to able to unveil one of my most exciting secret projects of late.

I’ve been hand dying yarn to add to my Etsy shop.

Hand dyed yarn by theresashinglerknits.com

 

Just as I’m inspired in my knitting pattern designs, so I am in hand dying yarn. All my colourways come about by the world around me, usually the natural world.

I aim to have repeatable colourways, that can be custom ordered if larger amounts are required such as for a garment or a larger shawl, and to have those colourways available across the whole range of my bases.

My bases are all spun in Britain from British or British overseas territories wool, I’ll put up a page soon with more information about my bases,in the meantime check out my Etsy shop if you’d like to see what is available at the moment,, more is being added regularly, and keep a look out for kits and more bases coming soon

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