Silver Threads

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Photography Challenge Day!


Day Two: 24 April. Photography Challenge Day!

Today challenges you to be creative with your photography…Taking interesting photographs in this instance isn’t about flashy cameras or a great deal of technical know-how, it’s about setting up a story or scene in a photograph and capturing something imaginative. Your photograph(s) should feature something related to your craft, so that might be either a knitted or crocheted item, yarn, or one of your craft tools.

There are tarot decks inspired by just about every topic under the sun: Jane Austen, baseball, angels, medieval art, physics, and more. Despite this variety, no one has yet created a knitting or crochet tarot deck. So I now invite you to see a card from an imaginary deck.

(I won these lovely needles a few years ago as a door prize. Sadly, this is the first time I’ve used them, and this isn’t knitting.)

4 thoughts on “Photography Challenge Day!

  1. Uh oh. There’s just too much potential in that concept of a yarnworks or needlework tarot. How am I supposed to get to sleep tonight? Balls of yarn can be the pentacles.

    And what did you use for the backdrop? It’s very attractive.


    • Doing my part to contribute to your insomnia… 🙂

      I thought of yarn as pentacles as well. I get stuck after that point, though. Neither knitting nor crochet really has a major tool with a sharp edge or point to be the swords. Maybe if it was a general needlework tarot, then you could use needles or scissors for the swords. Having said that, I just flashed on an idea for the 8 of Swords: someone poised with scissors ready to cut a steek, paralyzed with fear.

      The backdrop is a background pattern in Adobe Photoshop Elements 9. A reddish-orange fabric might’ve been more symbolic, but I like how this one sets the needles off so nicely.


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