Everyone at Yarn Stories HQ gets super excited about planning our shoots. The whole team works together to come up with the theme for each collection so we can create the set that acts as a backdrop.
For Heritage we really wanted the industrial credentials of the mill to shine through using huge industrial curtains, metal ladders and featuring some of the yarn that was actually being spun on the day of the shoot. Our staff were intrigued by all the activity!
For Mimosa Memories we wanted a delicately floral backdrop to act as a counterpoint to the part of our mill we were shooting in. We found lots of great accessories around the mill including vintage boxes and a fantastic old wooden ladder.
Then we took a trip to Huddersfield’s flower market and came back with armfuls of Gypsofilia, Lysianthus, Cyclamen and Pussy Willow to decorate the set. It took us a whole day to get the balance just right.
As you can see, it was all hands on deck. How many people does it take to turn a Yorkshire spinning mill into a space for a glamourous photoshoot? Plenty.
The Botanics photoshoot took place in February at the Welsh Botanical gardens. We set up in their big glass dome, although we thought it may be warm as it was a big greenhouse, it wasn’t!
We had the model in wellies in water at one point and she was so cold she needed a hot water bottle. As you can tell, in some shots the sun did shine for a while.
The shoot went quite smoothly and everything was knitted on time which was a relief.
Our Bambin shoot was in a beautiful house in the centre of London.
We were delighted with the decor, each room had a new treasure.
Our models were such fun to work with and we think they enjoyed it too!
Although sometimes we did need to keep them entertained.
Julie and Dan, our stylist and photographer are a great team.
There are always a few last minute alterations!
Dan will squeeze himeself into any tight corner just to get the best shot.
For the two autunm winter collections, Minerality and Alchemist, we went to the beautiful Biddulph Grange.
Although a little wet, the setting was still gorgeous.
The intricate patterns on our designs were striking in the outdoor lighting.
We hope you're love the photography for both of these collections.
Our spring summer 2015 shoot...
The Marine and Skylark collections feature the stunning scenery and landscapes of the Welsh village, Portmeirion.
Every way we turned, there was a striking scene that we just needed to capture.
Our gorgeous model just added to the ambience and stylish surroundings, sporting a wind-swept, beachy fishtail plait...what could be more perfect for our Marine collection?
Even when hard at work, our model, stylist and make-up artist still have time for a seaside selfie!
In Portmeirion, even our clothes hanger looks cool!
Our Head Designer, Amanda, making some (seriously) last minute finishing touches to our newly launched Aslan cardigan on the photoshoot.
Who says creative people have messy minds?!
Having a sneaky peek at the photographers hard work.
We get to shoot in some amazing places, this almost Alice in Wonderland-esque setting was Haigh Hall in Wigan.
Featuring many stunning original features, we had to document some of our favourites.
Our stunning shoot venue - Haigh Hall, Wigan.
Who says work has to be dull? Our model still looks stunning, even when larking about!
Our designers Amanda and Charlotte oversee the shoot to ensure that the garments are always looking their best.