Behind the scenes

Isn’t it amazing to see the huge set-up needed to photograph such small objects?

I know I have mentioned that my son James has been doing the photography for Finder of Treasures right back to the launch of the site in the early days of lockdown. Well, can you believe it… he was too busy with his own clients to help me, and he has gone back to university to do his Masters in photography! I am so thrilled for him, but this is what happens when you are good at something. The lovely chap in the pictures is my chum Paul who kindly stepped into the breach for me. It meant travelling to a photo studio near Bath, rather than getting it done at home. Isn’t it amazing to see the huge set-up needed to photograph such small objects? We had a fun morning as you can see… I think I will get Paul to do my ironing!

One of the Treasures we were photographing was the very last of my glorious silk collections. Bill and I hand wound every colour on to a faux ivory thread winder. You can see the threads in the pictures – I had kept over a third of the threads for myself but I have almost finished the project using them, so these are the last!

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A visit to the docks!

A visit to the docks!

We sat in a lovely Greek restaurant overlooking the water and watched the lights come on as the remarkable old buildings lit up.