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Fabric Art and Bead Embroidery
Our creative path evolves as we mature both in age and experience and I will share with you how mine has taken me from being a more traditional quilter to making sculptural fiber pieces and eventually focusing mostly on bead embroidery. I will bring some of my work with me and will share my process with you.
I have worked with textiles my whole life and have taught many workshops mostly in the USA and in France. I also authored several publications for the French publisher Editions de Saxe.
Follow Martine on Facebook and Instagram (Martine House- Fabric Art)
Robin Croskery Howard, “Textile Conservation: Caring for Historic and Modern Objects”
Photographing Your Work
Instructor: Joan Berner
Whether you take photos of your work to post on social media, submit for a juried exhibit, or for your own records, this workshop will give you tips that will help you take the best picture of your work. The workshop takes place following our monthly meeting. A light lunch is included for registrants.
Visit the Artful Home website (artfulhome.com) and look at their clothing photos - generally nice array of shots.
Visit a large craft show and look at their photos (CraftCouncil.org)
Visit an Asheville photographer’s website for examples of fashion photography, https://www.nicolemcconville.com/
Bring free magazines that appear in your town (Asheville Made, Bold) so we can discern what is good for ads - which is often totally different than photographing your work.
Bring the following:
Pieces of work to photograph (different types of fiber will suck up light at a different rate so we will experiment) .Camera - 35 mm camera or phone (bring chargers, plugs and an extension cord).
Editing capacity – your phone camera app or computer with tools like Lightbox, Photoshop, or your computer’s simple editing process.
Bring cables and connector if you are bringing a computer and want to transfer your photos to your computer.
A solid (not too dark, not overwhelming) background. Instructor will bring a grey roll, but we will look at other colors.
Tripod if you have one - though I will give you tips to steady your photos.
Any small accessories to go with your pictures (Warning - the picture is of your work not the accessories, but feel free to bring some to try out, for example, jewelry.)
If you have any lights bring them - not fancy lights - we will use clip on type lights - mainly to eliminate the shadows - since current cameras have such a great lighting range, it makes photographing most work easy. Recognize that different kinds of lights cast different colors. We will practice seeing how they differ.
Guild retreat and lunch, Spotlight topic: Sharing our Fiber samples
Catharine Ellis, “Still Traveling on the Textile Journey”
Election of officers, winter project
WNCFHG is a 501(c)4 non-profit organization.
PO Box 492 Mountain Home, NC 28758