Things have been deceptively quiet on appleturnover lately. Behind the scenes my sweetheart and I have been working flat out, shooting four new homemade pictures for the old school. We filmed the Knitting Series in my mother’s bright studio in Deep Cove, and like the Quilting Series, the camera looks over my shoulder as I work, to help you see, step-by-step, every method needed to cable-knit and honeycomb-stitch your own handwarmers and mittens.
There were many props to prepare, and organise, diagrams, storyboards, patterns and notes to draw up. Then we began editing (though my sweetheart is in England just now, so we are using high technology to collaborate!) returning to the intertitles that we loved using in the Quilting series. For these movies we’ve added the dimension of animation, so another aspect of my art practice has reappeared. Lovely. We’re not drawing so much as writing on the screen, to help illustrate the old techniques clearly. Typography! I adore it. As ever my work is a strange mixture of traditions and technology. We’re working hard to complete the full-length tutorials, they’re nearly ready. There’s music to choose, and a few more cross-eyed days of animating. I’ve been designing (more typography) printable patterns for those who have their own stash of materials, and preparing gorgeous knitting kits for mail-order. I’m delighted to say that the Cabled Handwarmer and Cabled Mitten homemade project kits and printable patterns are in the appleturnovershop now.
Stay tuned to hear when I release the full length tutorials, and look out for the Honeycomb Handwarmer and Honeycomb Mitten kits and patterns next. What do you think of the preview?