My mum's an excellent seamstress.
She's been taking me to choose her fabrics and haberdashery ever since I was little. Despite that, I cannot sew anything, even if my life depended on it!
But I still love to go along to these places and watch all the ladies there, all so careful, frowning away trying to select the best piece of material at the best price, and then later seeing them as they try to pick the best buttons to go with it.
I would have liked to take some portraits but the lens I have meant that I would have had to be quite cospicuous when taking photos and as the management kindly allowed me to shoot away I didn't really want to irritate anyone!
Next time I'll go armed with a nice zoom lens!
I loved taking photos of all the different cottons, all so colorful, displayed so nicely like rainbows. I used to love seeing them when I was little and I still do!
I gave myself this little assignment today.
Going up to the management to aks permission to take some photos, explaining that I'm teaching myself and needed a little task, was something I had never done before. Being quite shy and insicure it was an actual challange for me but I was glad I did it.
I can already see a million problems with my photos and wish I had done better but it is all excercise for me.
There's no learning without getting things wrong I say!