Thursday, October 10, 2013

Behind the Scenes of a Fleece Photo Shoot

Back in September, Beth Smith, spinner and member of Team Storey Publishing for Spinzilla, traveled from Michigan to Massachusetts to shoot photos for the book she’s working on with us. Notably, she made the trip by car to accommodate all the spinning props she brought along. In our final post dedicated to Spinning and Weaving Week, here’s a little behind-the-scenes peek at the shoot.
Author Beth Smith preparing a small drumcarder for its photo
Silk bags loaded with ready-to-go washed fleece

Spinners' tools turn into important props for demonstrating a variety of combing and carding techniques

Niddy noddies and a Hokett loom (left) are not only useful but beautiful as well.
Photos by Mars Vilaubi.
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The fiber arts celebration doesn't end with Spinning and Weaving Week: fall is full of festivals celebrating fleece and the animals it comes from. On October 19 and 20, the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival takes place in Rhinebeck. If you go, don't miss out on meeting Storey authors and chances to win signed copies of some of our newest fiber books! Can't make it to Rhinebeck? Check out a full list of festivals happening throughout the year.

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