I’m still working on those knotting shuttle videos. In the meantime, I created a YouTube account, and my husband and I are trying to get used to our video editing software. I’m also still trying to figure out the format we’ll use for my videos. Since I’m not sure how much I will actually do with videos, I want to have a little fun with them.
We decided to play with some of the footage we took at the garden during the recent photo shoot. It was fun to play with options for a quick video, not to mention, have my first video of my first 18th century costume!
This video does show me using a knotting shuttle at the end, but it’s not instructional. Those videos will be posted later when we’re finished with them. I hope the quality is correct. Since I’m still learning, it’s hard to remember every little thing. The quality on the iPhone was good, and the Roku/TV version was in HD like it is supposed to be. What I’ve seen on my computer seems to be lower quality, but that could just be that I need to clear the memory.
The knotting shuttle videos also won’t show me in costume. I wanted the focus to be on my hands and the knotting shuttle itself. Yet another reason to have a little fun with the first video posted below.
I mentioned that on the day of the photo/video shoot, it was so hot and the videos were taken at the end of the outing. I had sweat pouring off me (it was early in the morning, but Texas has been having very hot weather for a while), and it made it difficult to knot with ease. The thread kept sticking to my fingers, and it was one of the bigger knots that involve capturing several knots in a row. I also discovered another reason to make my fingerless mitts bigger (the fabric had less give on the bias than I expected, so the pattern turned out tighter on my hands and wrists than I wanted) — my hands stuck to them and it was difficult to take the mitts off!
It was still fun, and it was also a blast to finally have my first video. Thanks to my husband for making the bulk of it. I definitely had to use it, especially when I realized that I actually don’t have any video of me — costumed or not! I think it’s time to change that, even if it’s just for our own personal memories.
Let me know if you’re on YouTube as well! I’ve been adding friends and people I know from various place online. If I can’t tell who someone is, especially if they don’t seem to be into the same things, I may not add them back. I definitely would love to follow other costumers, as well as people who are into the same interests as me. Best wishes!