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Instagram photo by Sarah Clark • Jun 1, 2016 at 12:49pm UTC

Want to learn how to make the most of your pictures on Tumblr, Instagram, Etsy and the like? Emma Mitchell took this photo, she is a designer-maker, writer and photographer who has been featured in Mollie Makes, the Guardian, Country Living and Standard Issue.  Emma’s Instagram is amongst the most popular accounts on the platform with 34K followers. She is teaching a brand new class here in July!

Visual styling for social media and Etsy – £45
Saturday 23rd July, 10am – 1pm

During this workshop Emma will give you practical tips on the following aspects of smartphone photography:

  • Lighting and angles
  • Lifestyle shots and telling a story with your image
  • Editing apps
  • Colour palettes and image curation on Instagram
  • Joining in with online communities to increase your visibility
  • Using Twitter and Instagram as microblogging platforms

With Emma’s help you will style several images: a product shot, a work in progress and an engaging lifestyle shot. She will give you a guide to composition, using the golden mean, creating vignettes and styling with flowers.

No skills required, this class is suitable for knitters, crocheters and other crafters.

Materials to bring: smartphone, notebook & pen/pencil, knitting/crochet/other craft work in progress and knitting/crochet/other craft finished object.

Please pop in or call 01223 311268 to book your place.  

Instagram photo by Sarah Clark • Jun 1, 2016 at 12:49pm UTC

Yarn Shop Day Yarnbomb

Be the first people to get involved in a summer-long project to jazz up Cambridge with some public art with a difference: a spectacular long-lasting flower display. Imagine hundreds, nay thousands of handmade flowers together, in shades of purple and blue. Associated activities around the display will raise awareness and funds for Cambridge Rape Crisis.

Saturday 30th April, 10am – 1pm at The Sheep Shop

You’ll need some DK or aran yarn in shades of bright purple or deep blue, and some yellow, with hook or needle size to match. Yarnbombers get 10% off on Yarn Shop Day when they buy suitable supplies here.

Join the Flower power yarnbomb group to be a well-informed flower power yarnbomber.

Yarn Shop Day Yarnbomb