Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Work in Progress Wednesday - 17 September 2014

I did have some WIPW progress to report last week, I just didn't have the time and opportunity to do it, sadly.  The photo above was the one taken for last week.

As you can see from this morning's shot, I haven't done a lot more.  Just one session last night, in fact.  It's coming on a lot more slowly than I'd hoped.  It's nothing to do with difficulty, boredom, or anything like that, it's more time, strength and other things.  Anyway, it is progressing, however slowly, and that's the main thing, right?

Getting good photographs seems to be a real challenge with a black background.  Maybe it's just rank incompetence on my part (likely), but I can't seem to get a shot that shows good, clear 'X's when I get in close up.  Any thoughts or suggestions?

The thread reorganisation is essentially complete and I'm just about to edit the photos ready to share with you on Friday.  Stay tuned if you love threads and storage solutions.

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Text and images © Elizabeth Braun 2014


Queeniepatch said...

I know how hard it is to photograph darker fabric; black and navy blue never turn up exactly as they are and the stitches can look out of focus. I have often wondered why this is and what one could do about the problem.
looking forward to your thread post on Friday.

Rachel said...

Have you specifically tried with a white card behind the fabric and with a black card behind it to see whether either of those makes a difference?

crazyQstitcher said...

Lovely work. It must be very hard on your eyes, working on a black background.

Anonymous said...

lovely progress.

Kate with a Kindle said...

It looks lovely against the black - really colourful!

There's a couple of things you could try for the photos - they may be things you already know already so please feel free to ignore!

Digital cameras calculate exposure automatically - and when they see lots of lots of darkness in the frame, they try to lighten it. See if your camera has a 'p' or programme function setting. That should let you access the exposure compensation. Scroll until exposure compensation is 'minus 1', or until the fabric looks the right colour, and hopefully that will help! If they still look blurry you could see if your camera has a macro focus, or a manual focus, setting.

jackiescrafts said...

Some progress however small is better than no progress
Jackie x

Renee said...

Progress is progress (that's my new motto and I am sticking to it - lol!) I love the ripples in the water!

zenuwpees said...

Nice begin