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All photgraphy in this blog by Alexandra Feo ©All rights reseved.

You can contact me at: mail@madamecraft.com

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Tuesday
Sep162014

Photo Shooting Stephen West 2014 Part I

Here a small show of my last work for Stephen West hand knitting designer were I produce make-up and photography for him, hand knit pieces and modeling by Stephen West himself. Ready!, enjoy.

 

Lumpy Space pattern by Stephen West

 

Vertices Unite pattern by Stephen West

 

Smooth Move pattern by Stephen West

Next week second part of this shooting with the patterns for his summer USA tour

Saturday
Sep062014

Photography Charms: Bracelets

Hey Hello!

For this month I prepared charming bracelets in round and squared shapes they fit quite neat, simple and very cute, you can find them at The New Label Project Rozengracht 75, Amsterdam together with other photography charms accessories. 

Thursday
Aug142014

A customize set for Parkart Galler

Here a small set customize for Parkart gallery at Amstelpark 13, in Amsterdam, this is at the south of the city so if you are around that area have a look to this petite gallery set in the middle of the Amstel Park with beautiful surrounds. From this weekend you will find this small selection of my Photography Charms there in a place full of paintings, drawings and art in general as well as other jewelry and crafts.

 



 

Friday
Aug082014

Photography Charms: August newbies

Hi, Hey Hello!,

I found a nice round frame for the Photography Charms I have at TNLP Rozengracht 75 Amsterdam. I also wanted to make some extra pieces with summer feel before August ends and the fall comes. I have even more and new pieces for the months to come, I am expanding my collection of pictures for the catalogue and I am really enjoying this way of wearing my photography. Here a bunch of random photos of the new pieces for August. 

New set off landscape accessories.

Brooches

 

Landscapes Earrings

 

For next  week Ill have a selection of Photography Charms pieces to Parkart gallery in Amstel Parl I will come here with where is the gallery and the pieces i'll place there later. Thank you so much for the support, enjoy.

Wednesday
Jul022014

THE BOX: at TNLP

So, after longs weeks of dedication, I made it, i am ready for a revamp of my photography accessories box at TNLP. I update it to a bigger size also, what brings me into intense craft hours in order to fill the space, I am happy with the result. From today June 2nd this display will be at The New Label Project Rozengracht 75, Amsterdam, if you dont know the shop it is worth it a visit, it is full with international designers and Giulia is the dearest person that can make your visit a pleasant time in this city.

 

 

Wednesday
May072014

What is Brioche knitting?

Nancy Marchant will help me answer this question in the following text, I bring some  photos to show you what a gorgeous stitch this Brioche  is.

In my own words, having taking some Brioche knitting clases and working close with the results of this knitting technique I describe Brioche knitting as a doble side fabric  with a gorgeous highlights & shadows result.


Brioche knitting is similar to double knitting in that you make two layers of fabric. When working double knitted fabric, you slip a stitch (saving it for the next row) and you work a stitch.

With brioche knitting, you slip a stitch, but instead of carrying the yarn in the front or in the back of the slipped stitch, you carry the yarn over the slipped stitch (this gives the slipped stitch a little shawl over its head) and then you work the following stitch. In the following row, you knit or purl the stitch and its yarn over shawl together, combining the two layers.

 

You can work the two layers in different colors, you can work decreases, increases, cross stitches, etc in each of the layers. This causes the strong vertical columns to run together or split apart, it creates movement that is very appealing to the eye. It's just a great knitting technique with an endless amount of design possibilities.

 

COMING

Nancy Marchant Fresh Brioche Knitting book is coming this next fall you can preorder HERE and if you want to dig more into this Technique here is Nancys's Brioche Knitting website with a new neat and clear look very professinal and helpful site.

If you want to know a bit more about Nancy here is a small interview I post, you can see how does she started knitting and her 40 years of working this craft.

Wednesday
Apr022014

Madame Craft: 5 Years Aniversary

Hey !! today is the anniversary of Madame Craft blog. 5 years on the road since its birth while living in Japan.

To celebrate here I bring senseless knitting photography just for the sake of yarn. My new obsession knitting my own sweaters to be always warm through the cold winters of the north of Europe.

 

 

 


 

 

I use for the first sweater this patterns by Jane Richmond and then make all the desired alterations for the other two. I have 4 sweaters in the making.

Ill be back soon for aspecial post on Brioche Knitting, stay tuned