Sunday, 22 November 2009

I love Kate Slater's work! She creates individual elements with paper and suspends them from a frame to create a scene, then photographs the scene to have a finished piece. Working with paper must be so fiddly and time-consuming but the end result is beautiful. Her style of illustration and imaginative typography is magical to me.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Here are some of the photos I took from Baa Ram Ewe :)

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

I am totally in love with this video! I really want to have a go at animation, especially claymation - it looks like it would take ages to do but it's amazing.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

I took a little trip to Baa Ram Ewe, to have a nosy and take some pictures for the book. It was smaller than I expected and a knitting workshop had just finished so it was a little cramped! Verity Britton, the owner, was really great and just let me take as many photos as I like - I said I'd send her the pictures I took too, so maybe she'll put them on the website or facebook page? It was such a cute little shop, really interesting and filled with bright wool.

I really like the typography used on the shop sign and the flyers, so I think I'll be using the same typeface for the book. I'm pretty sure that the typeface I need is courier, well that's the closest one available on InDesign. Also I really like the beige colour used on the flyers with the text in black - the photos are going to be really bright so everything else needs to be quite subtle. I'm a newbie when it comes to InDesign so I'm struggling a little. It's really frustrating as I can't produce something on the software the same as I picture it in my head.

I really want to go to the knit night at Baa Ram Ewe on a Thursday 6-8pm but I usually work then and it's the only week day I can work a long shift. I keep on thinking I could make my own stitch 'n' bitch group but I'm not a great knitter (one day!!!) and I'm sure most people that would come would be beginners and I'm not at a stage to teach them to knit!!

Sunday, 1 November 2009

knitters beat the recession

I found this article which I found really interesting. I guess it's really easy sometimes to forget a city's beginnings and be lost in the modern world. Leeds was a great textile city and it wasn't so long ago.

I really do need to join a knitting group though, I've been on about it for ages and never actually gone.

I've decided that I want to focus my book on one type of craft - KNITTING!