Friday, April 30, 2010

any ideas?

I'm still really busy working on orders from the BCTF, but I thought I'd quickly write a post and share one of my latest bags with you (whilst on my lunch break). This is a simple design which I made for myself it's made from natural brown merino and blue faced leicester. I jazzed it up with one of my little bird brooches.

As the title suggests I need your help, does anyone have any advice on photographing bags. I always struggle, they're too big to fit in the light box and until my daughter enters her teens I don't have a model to hand. To take this picture I hung it on a nail which is not very artistic.

Also, while I'm here I'm going to plug my workshops. The felted bag workshop is sold out, but there are 4 places left on the felted flowers and 7 places left on the nuno felted shawl workshops. For information on dates, times and venue just visit my shop and click on the relevant workshop listing.

11 comments:

CraftyCripple said...

I love the bag and the brooch, together they are perfection. I struggle with photographing bags too. The only suggestion I have is using a tripod and timer on your camera and using yourself as a model.

BLONDEDESIGN said...

I like the simple look, as it is, but then you could always just get a vintage hook.....Kx

Scented Sweetpeas said...

oohh love that bag with the birdie brooch! Re photographing bags, I have never done this but there is another blogger at http://emma-bagladee.blogspot.com/ who sells bags so may be able to give advice.

maggie said...

Maybe, as designer makers, we could do with a short course on how to photograph our work ! giggle giggle!
Photographing art glass is a real challenge !.
I think your bag looks great, and no fancy hook to detract from the beauty of your work. You could try a coat hook (after all, us girls do hang our bags on them). Or an over-the-door hook. Keep it simple. The bag looks smashing.

Claudia said...

Beautiful bag!Please take a look at my blog with "hanging" bag. Nice greatings from Holland, Claudia

GAFFER GIRLS said...

thanks ...

wish we were closer ..

have a wonderful week

ShoeboxSally said...

I think it is useful to be able to estimate the size of the bag from first glance - which would mean using a person or placing it with some object like the suggested coat hooks (or a coat hanger, chair etc)
The bag looks great - by the way!

viltariet said...

ovenI just love your work!! Looking forward to see your new website.
I just started felting last year and I'm addicted. Do a lot of nunofelting and recently started fleece felting and a new world opened. Lots of succes. Ill follow you.

CraftyCripple said...

Just to let you know I nominated you for a Beautiful Blogger Award. http://craftycripple.blogspot.com/2010/06/got-me-award.html

Anonymous said...

Back to nature. Hang it on a branch of a tree or drape it over a large stone?

Dita Maulani said...

Sometimes i don't take whole picture of my product, getting a closer detail is needed on several item. I personally would love to do "macro" on laying bag and focused it on the bird.