A Peek Into My Photo Shoot

A couple of weeks ago I went to Storey Publishing in North Adams, Massachusetts to do part of the photoshoot for my upcoming book. After months and months of writing and revising and spinning and spinning, this made the book feel absolutely real!

I have an amazing team working on my book, my editor Gwen, my art director Carolyn and my photographer John, who also did the gorgeous photography for Beth Smith's A Spinner's Book of Fleece.


I filled my car and drove to Massachusetts then we shot for 3 days. I demonstrated techniques and we did a lot of sample shooting. We shot at a eclectic hotel called The Porches that used to be mill worker housing in this historic mill town. I got to visit the Storey offices and meet so many smart publishing folks.

Even though we shot for several days, I left many, many samples behind. I probably brought more than 100 samples to shoot for the book and sent more to them after I got home. I don't know if I've ever been so excited and nervous about a project, I love it and I want everyone else to love it too. The book isn't due out until next July, but you can be sure that I'll be showing sneak peeks along the way.