Friday, May 23, 2014

Huge (Formerly) Secret Project.

I've been photographing a book.
Like, a whole book, that will have pictures on every. single. page. Actually, more like between 1-6 pictures on every. single. page. That is MANY pictures. And I've been meaning to blog about it FOREVER, but my act has just never gotten itself together (responsibility, dodged!) and so, well, here it is: I've been taking pictures.
Shea. I've told you about Shea, the magical unicorn, whose coattails I would gladly ride forever, yes? Well, she wrote a book, an HAMAZING book, and she asked me, would you take the pictures, and of course I said YES! OH MY! YES! I WILL! I WILL! I WILL!, you get the idea. What made it even more exciting is who is publishing the book-- Susanne Woods of Lucky Spool Media, who I had met at market several years back, and I knew would be awesome to work with. 
It's called School of Sewing, and I want to shouw you every single picture in the whole book, but I am pretty sure I'm not allowed to do that. It's ingeniously written, and insanely thorough, and I might be biased, but I think it's just about the best sewing reference book that anyone who is learning to sew, or knows how to sew, or is teaching people how to sew could have. It's kinda perfect. I'll quote some of what Shea has said about it:

 There is machine buying advice, the what and why of sewing supplies, a detailed troubleshooting section and it’s filled quotes from actual beginners and I think that is my favorite part. It includes the storyline of my group of eight students who have been learning over the course of the last year!
My greatest hope is that not only will beginners pick up this book, but also experienced sewists looking to teach a friend, neighbor or co-worker to love our craft. The book is designed to tackle one project a month with each building on the skills learned in the previous lesson. The projects are functional, gift-able, and (with the exception of one project) can be made in one class!
Seriously, this project has been so awesome. Exhausting, consuming, and LOTS of work, but above all that, it's just been fun. And as soon as I can show you more, I will; but for now I can just give a few sneaky glimpses into the book, and I hope dig them even half as much as I have dug? (digged? dought?) taking them. Wooha! Bam! Boo-yah! 
All of the exclamations!


C. Jaeger said...

Exclamation points serve this post well! I can't wait to get my book!

Shea said...

Goooooodness! I even know how the story ends and that was still loads of fun to read.

Couldn't ask for a better teammate to do this with than with you. I will forever be grateful for your talent (and alllll of your time).

Hurry up, September!!

teaginny said...

This promises to be the most gorgeous, comprehensive beginner sewing book EVER. I can not wait to see every single page.

laura capello said...

looooooooooooooooooove it!

arajane said...

oh man, this is going to be so good. so. good. soooooooooo goooooooooood.

CitricSugar said...

That's fantastic! I've been seeing little previews of this one pop up on the web and have been dying to get my hands on a copy and NOT in small part because of the photographs! And now I have to get it and when my friends admire my copy, I can tell them that the photographer is an amazing artist I read, who made my tea towels. :-)

ScrappyStuff said...

Super exciting!

Krista Schneider said...

All of the exclamations! You rock my socks off.

Casey said...

Ah! It looks so good! I can't wait to check it out in person!!

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

What a mammoth task ! And beautifully done !!