Messed about a bit more with the camera today. I think the top picture, which shows a bit more of the cloth in the background, is better than the bottom one, which is too out of focus. Neither one really captures the cloth as cloth, though. Going to have to play around with this more.
I think one of the best books I've seen which really seems to capture the nature of the fabric in it's photos is Jack Lenor Larson's Material Wealth.
Friends gave me the book when I got the master level of the Guild of Canadian Weavers certificate and while that is a very long time ago I still have yet to actually read the book. I open it and start turning the pages, sucked in by the exquisite photos.
I think I need to pull that off the shelves again and take another look.
For those of you who have purchased the dvd's I did with Interweave Press, and you think they are worthwhile, I would really appreciate your passing along the word to your guild mates, on the internet (including posting a review to the Interweave site), etc.
I realize that the dvd's are not comprehensive - how can they be in a 70 or 90 minute time frame? But hopefully they will be useful.
Please and thank you.