Create Your Own Story with Interweave Crochet Summer 2010


Storytelling: At Interweave we all see ourselves as storytellers, from the moment we choose a submission, to the photo shoot, to the choice of a projects name. A large part of that story is the location and wardrobe for the photo shoot. The photo shoot is a wonderful opportunity for us to transport you into a story of your own.

The first step for a photo shoot is location, location, location. It's as true for a successful photo shoot as for a booming business. Our editor Marcy Smith spends a few days with our photographer Joe before the shoot, scouting possible locations and making arrangements for a staging location where we can do hair, makeup, and clothing changes. The Summer 2010 photo shoot took place in the blocks surrounding the Interweave home office in downtown Loveland, Colorado.

 Charlotte Skirt by Doris Chan    
Noontide Tee by Deb Burger      Mirth Sweater by Annette Petavy           Cool Wave Shawl by Sheryl Means
The location choice for each project is not completed on Marcy and Joe's first hunt. While the model is changing into the next crocheted project and it's carefully chosen outfit, Marcy, Joe, and whoever else is free pick up the crocheted garments for the next 2 or three shots or photographs of those projects and finalize a location. That location may require standing on a bench or leaning out while holding onto the railing. But each location lends a storyteller's flair to a project.

Can't you just see the Noontide Tee on a cruise ship or tropical location, the Marilyn Twin Set at a backyard party, or the Midsummer Night's Shawl on the streets of Spain?

Noontide Tee by Deb Burger          Marilyn Twin Set by Sarah Barbour Midsummer Night's Shawl by Lisa Naskrent

An important step in the story of a garment is the clothing in the photograph. We begin, of course, with the crocheted garment being highlighted and debate the rest of the clothing choice from there.

Sometimes the perfect outfit just jumps out at us, and sometimes we have to try 3 or 4 options like we did with the Cowslip Skirt.

Cowslip Skirt by Bonnie Paul

As you leaf through your issue of Interweave Crochet Summer 2010, pick your favorite project, and after you have finished your own crochet project, see what adventure it takes you on. Then post pictures in the member photo gallery on Crochet Me, because the best part of the crochet story is that you can create your own story.

May your story be full of wonderful adventures,

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